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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.

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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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Recent News

Meyer Lab uses 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally friendly material made of algae

May 3, 2021

Living materials, which are made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix, have gained ...

Dan Bergstralh receives the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award

April 22, 2021

The award—the NSF’s most prestigious recognition for early-career faculty members— ...

Ching-Ho Chang the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Larry Sandler Award for best PhD dissertation in the Drosophila community

March 23, 2021

The Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture is given by an outstanding recent PhD graduate on the opening nig ...


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Felix Beaudry

profile imagePostdoctoral Research Associate, The Chen Lab

I research sex: I address century-old questions about mating system evolution using modern genetic tools. I have spent a lot of time considering why some organisms have sex chromosomes...Read more >

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