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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.

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Department of Biology Retreat, August 23, 2019

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Long Story Short

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Gloria Culver spares no effort as she places a hood over towering biology graduate Adam Johnson during the doctoral ceremony. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

May 1, 2019

Faculty, staff, and students applaud Professor John Jaenike on teaching his last class after 36 years. John is slated to retire in January of 2020.

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  • February 28, 3 p.m.
    Dr. Corrie Moreau

    “Piecing together the puzzle to understand the evolution of the ants: Macroevolution to Microbiomes”

    Hutchison 316
  • March 2, Noon
    Dr. Steve Horvath

    “Epigenetic clock studies in mammals” 

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
  • March 2, 2 p.m.
    Ching-Ho Chang

    "Meiotic drive and rapid genome evolution in  Drosophila"

    1400 Wegmans Hall
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Recent News

Ching-Ho Chang a recipent of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

February 13, 2020

Ching-Ho Chang, a graduate student in the Larracuente lab, is a recipient of the DeLill Nasser ...

Nancy Chen Seeks to Understand an Endangered Species, Bird by Bird

September 27, 2019

According to a recent analysis published in the journal Science, the number of birds in the United S ...


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Rose Driscoll

profile imageGraduate Student, The Brisson Lab

I study wing plasticity in pea aphids. Females of this species can be either winged or wingless, depending on the environment their mother experienced – a mother aphid living on a plant that’s crowded with lots of aphids will produce winged daughters that can fly away to find a new host plant... Read more >

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