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Take a Virtual Tour of Our Graduate Program!

February 4, 2021 - Meet faculty and PhD students who explain why the University of Rochester is an ideal choice for your graduate education.

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

May 15th, 2020 - The Department of Biology virtually conferred degrees to two hundred and twenty majors in the Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine (UPBM).

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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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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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Upcoming Events

  • “Behavioural variation, personality, and cognitive performance in ants”April 19, 2021 — NoonWebinar
  • “Flexible defense specialization in eusocial insects, from group behavior to soldier physiology”April 23, 2021 — 3 p.m.Webinar
  • “The early life gut microbiome in host immunity development”April 26, 2021 — NoonWebinar
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Recent News

Ching-Ho Chang the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Larry Sandler Award for best PhD dissertation in the Drosophila community

March 23, 2021

The Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture is given by an outstanding recent PhD graduate on the opening nig ...

Multidisciplinary collaboration will create a new light-sheet microscope on campus

February 22, 2021

A new multidisciplinary collaboration between the University of Rochester’s departments of bio ...

Justin Fay explains three things you may not know about yeast

February 19, 2021

The COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have fostered a trend of at-home baking, in which amateur breadmake ...


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Nancy Corson

profile imageLaboratory Technician, The Gorbunova/Seluanov Labs

I am a laboratory technician in the lab of Drs. Andrei Seluanov and Vera Gorbunova. My current role is to manage the Naked mole rat and Damaraland mole rat satellite facility. I also oversee lab animal protocols, which details the many animal protocols currently being implemented in the lab...Read more >

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