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Department of Biology Retreat, August 23, 2019

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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 16, Noon
    Dr. Mark Peifer

    “Building the animal body:  The miracle of morphogenesis”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
  • September 24, 7 p.m.
    Dr. Brian J. Altman

    "Health around the clock: human circadian rhythm in health and disease"

    Rochester Science Cafe
  • September 27, 3 p.m.
    Dr. Marc Branham

    "The evolution of bioluminescent signals in fireflies" 

    Hutchison 316
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Jack Werren Says Genetics Models Move Beyond Drosophila and the Humble Lab Mouse

September 10, 2019

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Anne Meyer says CRISPR Now Cuts and Splices Whole Chromosomes

September 3, 2019

Imagine a word processor that allowed you to change letters or words but balked when you tried to cu ...

Sina Ghaemmaghami named new director of undergraduate research

August 29, 2019

Sina Ghaemmaghami, an associate professor of biology, has been appointed the director of undergradua ...


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Jonathan Gigas

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I work in the Gorbunova/Seluanov lab where we study mechanisms of aging. I work on a protein called Sirtuin6 and its role in human aging by studying a variant found in people who’ve lived over 100 years... Read more >

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