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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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  • December 14, 10:00 a.m.
    Mary Grantham

    "The Molecular Basis of the Pea Aphid Wing Polyphenism"

    Hutchison 473
  • January 23, 7:00 p.m.
    Dr. Frank L.H. Wolfs

    "Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Where is 95% of the Universe?"

    Pittsford Barnes & Noble, Upstairs Common Room
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Sina Ghaemmaghami Honored with Goergen Award for Teaching Excellence

October 17, 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, S ...

Department of Biology Fall Retreat, October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017

On October 9, 2017 the Department of Biology held our annual Fall Retreat at the gorgeous Bristol Ha ...

John Jaenike's Field Guide to Fruit Flies Documents These Surprisingly Close Human Relatives

October 5, 2017

“Fruit flies can reveal a lot about genetics, disease progression, addiction, crop parasites, ...


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Stephanie Hao

profile imageLaboratory Technician, The Larracuente Lab

I work in the Larracuente lab.  We study selfish DNA, repetitive DNA, and genomic conflicts. Specifically, I work on Responder, a repetitive element in the context of a D.melanogaster drive system.... Read more >

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