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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.

Department News

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

  • Rochester Science CafeJanuary 26, 2021 — 7 p.m.Zoom
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Recent News

Dr. Stan Hattman remembered as researcher, mentor, and colleague

January 14, 2021

University of Rochester biology professor emeritus Stanley Hattman is being remembered by colleagues ...

iGEM team develops noninvasive endometriosis test

November 19, 2020

When Meghan Martin ’21, a biochemistry and American Sign Language double major, was a sophomor ...

Anne Meyer's research may lead to more effective antibiotics, less antibiotic resistance

October 1, 2020

Doctors often treat ear infections, strep throat, and urinary tract infections with antibiotics that ...


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Elsie Shogren

profile imageVisiting Postdoctoral Fellow, The Uy Lab

I’m interested in how evolution, ecology, and behavior interact and how those interactions influence species’ evolutionary trajectories. In the Trop Bio Lab here at U of R I’m focusing on questions related to hybridization of bird species in the Solomon Islands, and trying to understand the drivers and consequences of gene flow between species...Read more >

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