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Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Gloria Culver spares no effort as she places a hood over towering biology graduate Adam Johnson during the doctoral ceremony. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

May 1, 2019

Faculty, staff, and students applaud Professor John Jaenike on teaching his last class after 36 years. John is slated to retire in January of 2020.

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  • September 9, Noon
    Dr. Isidore Rigoutsos

    “Linking microRNA isoforms, tRNA fragments, repetitive elements, sex, race, disparities, and cancer”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
  • September 13, 3 p.m.
    Dr. Amy Goldberg

    "Short-term evolutionary dynamics in human populations”

    Hutchison 316
  • September 16, Noon
    Dr. Mark Peifer

    “Building the animal body:  The miracle of morphogenesis”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
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June 17, 2019

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Study led by graduate student Jie Luo finds molecular “switch” to prolong survival of prostate cancer

June 14, 2019

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Lindsey Perrin

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I’m a laboratory technician in the Chen Lab and I’ll be joining the department as a PhD student this fall.  The Chen lab studies population genomics using pedigree data from the Florida Scrub Jay, an endangered species of bird endemic to Florida... Read more >

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