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.Learn More
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).Learn More
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Biology is one of the most popular undergraduate programs at Rochester.
Our graduate program is designed to foster advanced biological research.
We unify the academic and research strengths of the University and its Medical Center.
- “Is Evolution Predictable? A comparison between replicated hybrid zones and its implications for reproductive isolation”May 20, 2022 — 3 p.m.Dewey Hall, Room 2162
- "Characterizing tRNA methyltransferase enzyme families to understand the biological impact of tRNA modifications"June 21, 2022 — 2 p.m.Zoom
Eleven University students have been selected as recipients of the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Exce ...
Graduate student Lynn Sidor has been awarded a fellowship from the National Defense Science and Engi ...
Congratulations to Maria Castano (Uy Lab) for winning the "Best Poster" award for Natural Sciences a ...
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I am currently studying the patterns of divergence in genomic, morphometric, and behavioral traits between different populations of a Neotropical bird species, and how birds of different populations interact and maybe hybridize...Read more >
Finding art in the tools of science
This year’s Art of Science competition, which explores “the aesthetic beauty that results when science, art, and technology intersect,” drew more than 50 entries and more than 700 votes cast for People’s Choice.
Winning first place, Biobeams by Lynn Sidor, PhD candidate in the lab of Anne S. Meyer, associate professor of biology, shows the possible lensing effect of bacterial cells, creating “biobeams” of light, where the intensity of the scattered light corresponds to the intensity of the colors in the image.Continue Reading