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May 2014 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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Spotlight On...

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Jonathan Millen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Goldfarb Lab
I am currently investigating lifespan using yeast as a model system.  My goal is to discover new components that can be used to treat age related diseases... More »


Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Biology
  • BS in Biological Sciences
    (with specialties in):
    • Biochemistry
    • Cell & Developmental Biology
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Neuroscience
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In the News

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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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Kathy Giardina receives Witmer Award for Distinguished Service
April 15, 2015
Giardina has been with the department for more than 40 years and in her current role since 2007.
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Jack Werren interviewed by BBC - Earth
February 12, 2015
We like to think of ourselves as the dominant life form on the planet. But are we?
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