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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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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

  • “Identifying signatures of sex chromosome regulatory evolution in threespine stickleback fish”June 30, 2022 — NoonLander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

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Recent News

Lynn Sidor honored with Edward Peck Curtis Award

April 19, 2022

Eleven University students have been selected as recipients of the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Exce ...

Lynn Sidor awarded the DoD NDSEG fellowship!

April 5, 2022

Graduate student Lynn Sidor has been awarded a fellowship from the National Defense Science and Engi ...

Maria Castano wins the Best Poster award for the Natural Sciences at ASE Graduate Research Symposium

March 25, 2022

Congratulations to Maria Castano (Uy Lab) for winning the "Best Poster" award for Natural Sciences a ...

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Keep up on all that's new from the Department of Biology through our department newsletter.

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Maxwell Zacher

benraissGraduate Student, The Gorbunova Lab

I study mechanisms of cancer resistance and longevity in long-living mammal species, particularly the bowhead whale...Read more >

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The secret to a longer lifespan? Gene regulation holds a clue

Rochester biologists who study the genetics of lifespan suggest new targets to combat aging and age-related diseases.

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