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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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Department of Biology Retreat, August 21, 2018

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  • June 24, Noon
    Dr. Katherine Schaefer

    "Developing an effective writing process and managing writing stress"

    Hutchison Hall, Room 473
  • July 15, Noon
    Lindsay Rathbun

    "Shaping tissues through cell division”

    Hutchison Hall, Room 473
  • July 22, Noon
    Moriana M. Garcia & Lindsay Cronk

    “Biology collections under environmental pressure: tweaking the odds to boost survival”

    Hutchison Hall, Room 473
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Gloria Culver reappointed Dean of School of Arts & Sciences

May 30, 2019

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Amanda Larracuente Sequences the Genome’s Elusive Centromere

May 15, 2019

Researchers from the University of Rochester, along with their colleagues at the University of Conne ...

Omid Saleh Ziabari Offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 10, 2019

Five University of Rochester graduate students and one undergraduate have been offered National Scie ...


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Vamsi Kovelakuntla

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I work in the Meyer lab. We use synthetic biology techniques to engineer bacteria to produce composite materials. We are also developing new methods to combine with 3D bioprinting to produce patterned biologically active materials.... Read more >

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