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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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Department of Biology Retreat, August 21, 2018

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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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  • June 6, 1 p.m.
    Danielle Khost

    PhD Thesis Defense

    "Structure and dynamics of satellite DNA evolution of Drosophila melanogaster and the simulans clade"

    Hutchison Hall, Room 473
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Recent News

Amanda Larracuente Sequences the Genome’s Elusive Centromere

May 15, 2019

Researchers from the University of Rochester, along with their colleagues at the University of Conne ...

Omid Saleh Ziabari Offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 10, 2019

Five University of Rochester graduate students and one undergraduate have been offered National Scie ...

Brenna Rybak Receives Meliora Award for Outstanding Service

April 24, 2019

Colleagues say she’s an innovative and creative problem solver and her level of service to fac ...


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Rachel Hammelman

profile imageLaboratory Technician, The Brisson Lab

I work in the Brisson lab, and we are studying evolutionary genetics and genomics in the pea aphid. Currently one of the big questions we are working on is the evolution of wings and their developmental mechanisms... Read more >

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