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Summer 2015 Newsletter

Biology is the study of life and living things, from single cells to vast ecosystems. At the University of Rochester, the department of biology is united by its interest in genetics and commitment to research.

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Jasmine Siler, Graduate Student, The Bi Lab
I am a fourth-year graduate student in the Xin Bi laboratory.  I am studying the chromatin remodeler Fun30 in budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  More »


Graduate Degrees

  • MS in biology
  • PhD in biology
    (with specialties in):
    • Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology
    • Ecology and evolutionary biology
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In the News

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David Goldfarb patent most influential in recent years
September 30, 2015
A patent describing the discovery of drug-like molecules that affect lifespan is generating innovation
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Jack Werren's article featured in Highlights in Reproductive Biology
July 2, 2015
Males and females are made different through a diverse assortment of molecular mechanisms.
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Gloria Culver appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
April 21, 2015
Culver became interim dean in July 2014 following Joanna Olmsted’s retirement, after three years chairing the Department of Biology.
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Upcoming Events

“Conformational and binding kinetics in RNase P protein and cyclic dinucleotide ribosensors”
November 30, 2015
Lander Auditorium - Hutch 140
Dr. Terrence Oas
Duke University
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