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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.

Department News

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.

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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Research

We unify the academic and research strengths of the University and its Medical Center.

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Seminars

  • October 18, 3 p.m.
    Dr. Andrew Moeller

    “The evolution of the mammalian gut microbiome”

    Hutchison 316
  • October 21, Noon
    Dr. Dragony Fu

    “Targets and Functions of RNA modification enzymes”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
  • October 22, 7 p.m.
    Dr. Anne S. Meyer

    "Bacterial seashells: How to build your environment using bacteria"

    Rochester Science Cafe
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Recent News

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 ...

Jack Werren Says Genetics Models Move Beyond Drosophila and the Humble Lab Mouse

September 10, 2019

Geneticists tend to crowd around a few favorite organisms that have long histories in research and a ...

Anne Meyer says CRISPR Now Cuts and Splices Whole Chromosomes

September 3, 2019

Imagine a word processor that allowed you to change letters or words but balked when you tried to cu ...

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Xiaolu Wei

profile imageGraduate Student, The Larracuente Lab

I work in the Larracuente lab and am interested in the male meiotic drive system in fruit flies called Segregation Distorter (SD). In this system, the driver SD can manipulate meiosis to favor the transmission of itself at the cost of the other allele... Read more >


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