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Department of Biology Fall Retreat, October 9, 2017

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

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Our graduate program is designed to foster advanced biological research.

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Audrey Goldfarb ’19 a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards given in the sciences

May 7, 2018

Allen Chen ’19 and Audrey Goldfarb ’19 are the University’s 2018 recipients of the ...

Presgraves and Brand discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates

April 23, 2018

Genetics is a crapshoot. During sexual reproduction, genes from both the mother and the father mix a ...

Jillian Ramos describes protein translation in 3 minutes or less

April 18, 2018

Jillian Ramos showed exactly how to capture an audience’s attention, and hold it, at the Unive ...


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Samuel DeSantis

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Our lab investigates the molecular mechanisms behind aging and cancer in a variety of unique species like the adorable Naked Mole Rat. These little guys live an exceptionally long time for rodents and are extremely resistant to cancer... Read more >

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