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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.

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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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Recent News

Anusha Naganathan Wins Grant Supporting Outreach to Incarcerated Students

June 29, 2020

Anusha Naganathan, a Research Associate in Gloria Culver’s lab, has won an ASCB Public Engagem ...

Emery Longan recipient of the 2020 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

June 10, 2020

A total of 13 Rochester graduate students have been recognized for their outstanding dedication as t ...

Rose Driscoll Offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 12, 2020

Eighteen current and former University of Rochester students have been offered National Science Foun ...


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Fiona Palardy

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I’m a Data Entry Clerk in the Business Office. I dabble in supply ordering and reimbursements as well.  Biology is the best! I love the people I work with. It is amazing to work in a place that genuinely cares about you, your interests, and your well-being. I feel very blessed to work at the U of R, and the biology dept is the cherry on top!... Read more >

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