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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.

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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).

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Meliora Weekend

October 4, 2019 - Members of the Department of Biology put on a Scavenger Hunt & Research Showcase. Visitors were treated to scientific demonstrations, an undergraduate poster session, and information about many of our programs.

Department News

Department of Biology Retreat, August 23, 2019

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Community Engagement

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

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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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Upcoming Events

  • “Biological architecture: From protective biocrystals to 3D-printed biofilms”October 18, 2021 — NoonVirtual location
  • "Population and Social Structure of Siberian Neandertals"October 19, 2021 — 10 a.m.Zoom
  • “Fidelity and infidelity in the repair of broken chromosomes”October 25, 2021 — NoonWebinar
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Recent News

Bob Minckley explains the San Bernardino Valley is home to 500 bee species - a record

September 23, 2021

In a recent paper published in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research, Bob Minckley, a professor of ins ...

Jack Werren's approach predicts novel ‘protein partners’ that could contribute to COVID-19 symptoms

September 16, 2021

In a new paper published in the journal PeerJ, John (Jack) Werren, the Nathaniel and Helen Wisch Pro ...

Elaine Sia to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

September 13, 2021

Sia joined the University in 2000 and was named a professor in 2014. She earned her bachelor’s ...


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Hannah Cook

hannahLab Technician, The Uy Lab

This month I started working in the Trop Bio Lab as a laboratory technician where I am assisting in a variety of projects pertaining to social wasps. These projects relate to topics ranging from investigating the effects of parasitic manipulation to analyzing population genomics and potential local adaptations....Read more >

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