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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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Long Story Short

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Gloria Culver spares no effort as she places a hood over towering biology graduate Adam Johnson during the doctoral ceremony. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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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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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  • April 6, Noon
    CANCELLED - Dr. Ulrich Tepass

    “The rise and fall of the epithelial phenotype”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
  • April 13, Noon
    CANCELLED - Dr. Nancy Moran

    “Bacterial life inside insects”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
  • April 20, Noon
    CANCELLED - Dr. David Queller

    “Evolutionary conflict and rapid evolution”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
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Recent News

Ching-Ho Chang a recipent of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

February 13, 2020

Ching-Ho Chang, a graduate student in the Larracuente lab, is a recipient of the DeLill Nasser ...

Nancy Chen Seeks to Understand an Endangered Species, Bird by Bird

September 27, 2019

According to a recent analysis published in the journal Science, the number of birds in the United S ...


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Tiffany Dias

profile imageLaboratory Technician, The Fay Lab

I’m currently using yeast to study how selective history can impact an organism’s ability to adapt to stress and changing environments. By using experimental evolution techniques, we can examine how the frequency and intensity of exposure to stress in a strain’s evolutionary history impact its performance in different environments, and explore whether an adaptation to one environment is costly under different conditions... Read more >

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