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.Learn More
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).Learn More
Majors & Minors
Biology is one of the most popular undergraduate programs at Rochester.
Our graduate program is designed to foster advanced biological research.
We unify the academic and research strengths of the University and its Medical Center.
- “Natural selection on sympatric Monkeyflower species: Variation over space and time”September 30, 2022 — 3 p.m.Hutchinson Hall - Room 316
- “Engineering across the tree of life: Standardized genetics for proteobacteria”October 3, 2022 — NoonLander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
- “Cross species incompatibility between a DNA satellite and a DNA satellite-associated protein poisons germline genome integrity”October 7, 2022 — 3 p.m.Hutchinson Hall - Room 316
Wasps are social insects that work together to benefit their hive. When a parasitic insect called Xe ...
The human genome is littered with “selfish genetic elements,” which do not seem to benef ...
Eleven University students have been selected as recipients of the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Exce ...
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Paper wasp parasites turn hosts into long-lived ‘zombies’
University of Rochester undergraduate students and their biology professor study what paper wasps—and the parasites that manipulate them—can tell us about evolution, aging, and group living.Continue Reading
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
The Department of Biology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe it is our responsibility to redress inequities present in our department and to foster a community in which every member feels welcome, safe, and appreciated.