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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

  • “Taming the diverse beasts within: Sexual dimorphism in piRNA-guided genome defense”March 31, 2023 — 3 p.m.Hutchison Hall, Room 316
  • “Engineering models to control cell and tissue forces with light”April 3, 2023 — NoonHutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • TBAApril 7, 2023 — 3 p.m.Hutchison Hall, Room 316

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Recent News

Jenna Lentini and Ethan Walker win 2023 JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Awards

March 2, 2023

Former graduate students Jenna Lentini and Ethan Walker have been given the 2023 JBC Herbert Tabor E ...

iGem team develops award-winning devices to ‘save syrup’

November 28, 2022

Undergraduate students on Rochester’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team ...

PhD student Maria Castaño analyzes tanager bird feathers to explore how species evolve over time

November 17, 2022

Maria Castaño, a third-year PhD student at the University of Rochester in the lab of Al Uy, a p ...

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Rochester undergraduate Julia Granato photographing skulls in a collection.

Student Research

The ethics of dark tourism

Julia Granato crisscrossed Europe to study human bone collection and display sites. Now she’s pondering what it means to display and visit human remains.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

The Department of Biology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe it is our responsibility to redress inequities present in our department and to foster a community in which every member feels welcome, safe, and appreciated.

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Spotlight On...

Eric Hillpot, Graduate Student

Headshot of Federico Sánchez VargasI use several biochemical and biophysical techniques to understand structurally and enzymatically how Sirtuin6 extends lifespan in mammals. 

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