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Department of Biology Fall Retreat, October 9, 2017

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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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  • November 27, 12:00 p.m.
    Dr. Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez

    “Embryonic wound repair: cellular and molecular dynamics at the leading edge”

    Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
  • November 28, 7:00 p.m.
    Dr. Mark Bocko

    "Life After Smartphones: The Evolution of the Human-information Interface"

    Pittsford Barnes & Noble, Upstairs Common Room
  • December 1, 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Fay-Wei Li

    “The ferntastic genomes reveal unique evolution of ferns and cyanobacterial symbiosis”

    Hutchison 316
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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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Emery Longan

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I am currently studying evolutionary constraint in the microbes present in vineyards. For thousands of years, humans have been using the fermentative capacity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (brewer’s yeast) to produce wine and other alcoholic beverages... Read more >

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