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Biology is one of the most popular undergraduate programs at Rochester.

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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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  • "3D-printed Marine Bacteria for the Degradation of Bioplastics in Marine Environments"June 8, 2023 — 2 p.m.

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Recent News

Department of Biology members win awards at Genetics Day 2023

May 11, 2023

One of the most popular activities during Genetics Day is the poster session. Postdocs, graduate stu ...

Jeremy Summers awarded Edward Peck Curtis Award for graduate student teaching

April 14, 2023

Graduate student, Jeremy Summers, has been awarded a 2023 Edward Peck Curtis Award for graduate stud ...

Jenna Lentini and Ethan Walker win 2023 JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Awards

March 2, 2023

Former graduate students Jenna Lentini and Ethan Walker have been given the 2023 JBC Herbert Tabor E ...

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Faculty Research

Yellowjackets welcome certification as a Bee Campus USA

The national designation from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is the result of a two-year, student-led effort.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

The Department of Biology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe it is our responsibility to redress inequities present in our department and to foster a community in which every member feels welcome, safe, and appreciated.

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Spotlight On...

Elizabeth Phelps, Stockroom Clerk

Headshot of E.BrashichAs the biology Stockroom Clerk, I ensure that the stockroom is organized, clean, and stocked for the research labs in the building. Additionally, I help maintain the record of stockroom expenses for each lab to ensure research grants are charged properly.

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