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Department of Biology Fall Retreat, October 9, 2017

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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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  • August 31, 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. David Loehlin

    “Evolution of more: 1) Noncoding regulatory mutations drive enzyme activity evolution, 2) Tandem gene duplicate expression is greater than the sum of its parts”

    Hutchison 316
  • September 7, 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Andrea Sweigart

    “Genetics and evolution of hybrid lethality in Mimulus

    Hutchison 316
  • September 10, 12:00 p.m.
    Dr. Benoit Biteau

    "Chasing SOXs from development to stem cells"

    Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
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Michael Welte Says Lipid Droplets Play Crucial Roles Beyond Fat Storage

August 14, 2018

Lipid droplets: they were long thought of merely as the formless blobs of fat out of which spare tir ...

Thomas Eickbush Recieves Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorship

August 3, 2018

Thomas Eickbush is a recipient of the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorship, which rec ...

Vera Gorbunova Explains What Naked Mole Rats Tell Us about Cancer and Longevity

July 30, 2018

Vera Gorbunova, the Doris Johns Cherry Professor in the Department of Biology and codirector of the ...


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