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Department of Biology Fall Retreat, October 9, 2017

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  • February 23, 3:00 p.m.
    Danielle Khost

    “Comparative satellite DNA evolution in D. melanogaster and the simulans clade”


    Hutchison 316
  • February 26, 12:00 p.m.
    Dr. Ellen Leffler

    "The MNS blood group and resistance to malaria"

    Lander Auditorium - Hutch 140
  • March 5, 12:00 p.m.
    Dr. Albert Uy

    "On the Origin of Species on Islands: Genomic and Behavioral Studies of Diversification in Solomon Island Flycatchers"

    Lander Auditorium - Hutch 140
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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 ...


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Jenna Lentini

profile imageGraduate Student, The Fu Lab

Currently, I am working to understand the role of putative human tRNA modification enzymes in vivo and how defects in proper modification status can cause human disorders... Read more >

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