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Take a Virtual Tour of Our Graduate Program!

February 4, 2021 - Meet faculty and PhD students who explain why the University of Rochester is an ideal choice for your graduate education.

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

May 15th, 2020 - The Department of Biology virtually conferred degrees to two hundred and twenty majors in the Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine (UPBM).

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Meliora Weekend

October 4, 2019 - Members of the Department of Biology put on a Scavenger Hunt & Research Showcase. Visitors were treated to scientific demonstrations, an undergraduate poster session, and information about many of our programs.

Department News

Department of Biology Retreat, August 23, 2019

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Community Engagement

Expanding our education mission to diverse demographics of the greater Rochester community

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Majors & Minors

Biology is one of the most popular undergraduate programs at Rochester.

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Graduate Studies

Our graduate program is designed to foster advanced biological research.

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We unify the academic and research strengths of the University and its Medical Center.

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Upcoming Events

  • “Domestication of anaerobic fungi and other environmental microbes for applications in sustainability, catalysis and medicine”November 1, 2021 — NoonLander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
  • TBANovember 5, 2021 — 3 p.m.Gavett Hall - Room 202
  • “Binding affinity landscapes of broadly neutralizing anti-influenza antibodies”November 8, 2021 — NoonLander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
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Recent News

Elaine Sia: Teaching the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ in science

October 27, 2021

Elaine Sia’s first experience teaching came as a graduate student at the Columbia University M ...

Elaine Sia to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

October 27, 2021

The diversity of subjects in which University of Rochester undergraduates find exceptional teachers ...

Gorbunova, Seluanov, and Zhao show how selfish genetic elements that can cause tumors may also trigger the death of cancer cells

October 22, 2021

Selfish genetic elements were once thought to be merely parasites of the genome. But researchers at ...


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Hannah Cook

hannahLab Technician, The Uy Lab

This month I started working in the Trop Bio Lab as a laboratory technician where I am assisting in a variety of projects pertaining to social wasps. These projects relate to topics ranging from investigating the effects of parasitic manipulation to analyzing population genomics and potential local adaptations....Read more >

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