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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.

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

  • "Interplay between HMGB protein Hmo1 and histone H3 in DNA damage response in budding yeast"August 3, 2021 — 9:30 a.m.Zoom
  • "Mechanisms of Diverse RNAs Powering Germ Cell Differentiation"September 2, 2021 — 2 p.m.Zoom
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Recent News

Sina Ghaemmaghami receives the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University of Rochester

June 21, 2021

The University’s Mercer Brugler Distinguished Professorships, established in 1979, are announc ...

John Bettinger awarded a University of Rochester Elon Huntington Hooker Dissertation Fellowship for 2021-2022

June 18, 2021

Department of Biology graduate student, John Bettinger has been awarded a University of Rochester El ...

Vera Gorbunova discusses the strange life of naked mole rats

May 25, 2021

There’s no single force that drives cellular aging; it’s a network of feedback loops. En ...


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Aaron Lewis

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My role is basically to fill the needs and requests of the department, which range from making service calls, shipping and receiving packages, overseeing the stockroom, and taking care of any crises that arise in the labs or building...Read more >

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