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Genetics Day 2018

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Aging Research Day 2018

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Expanding our education mission to diverse demographics of the greater Rochester community

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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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We unify the academic and research strengths of the University and its Medical Center.

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  • April 20, 3:00 p.m.
    Ching-Ho Chang

    “whY chromosomes are so different?  Distinct mutation patterns shape a new Y-linked gene family in flies”

    Hutchison 316
  • April 23, 2:15 p.m.
    Dr. Michael Eisen

    “Initiation of Enhancer Activity During Early Drosophila Development”

    Class of '62 Auditorium, Medical Center
  • April 23, 4:00 p.m.
    Dr. Guy Tanentzapf

    Biomechanical regulation of morphogenesis and tissue homeostasis by cell-matrix adhesion”

    Class of ’62 Auditorium, URMC
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Jillian Ramos describes protein translation in 3 minutes or less

April 18, 2018

Jillian Ramos showed exactly how to capture an audience’s attention, and hold it, at the Unive ...

Jillian Ramos Wins First Prize and People's Choice in Three Minute Thesis Competition

April 13, 2018

The Department of Biology is pleased to congratulate graduate student Jillian Ramos for winning firs ...

Specimen Collection Back in the Public Eye With New Website

March 26, 2018

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Nicole Dawney

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Our lab looks at tissue morphogenesis and tissue development. I am using mouse intestinal organoids as a model system to look at how cell division influences tissue shape in this system... Read more >

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