The Department of Biology at the University of Rochester provides faculty, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, and undergraduates with advanced research opportunities in the biological sciences. The department is united by a common interest in genetic processes which has created a continuum of research interests among the different laboratories. Areas of special focus are cellular biology, developmental biology, molecular biology and ecology and evolutionary biology.
- Welte Lab discovers when temperatures get cold newly discovered process helps fruit flies cope
- Welte Lab Featured in NewsCenter: Protein anchors help keep embryonic development “just right”
- Cheeptip Benyajati receives this year's Professor of the Year Award in the Natural Sciences!
- Vera Gorbunova to Lead $9.5 Million Longevity Project
- Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov awarded the 2014 Prince Hitachi Prize in Comparative Oncology for their work and research clarifying the molecular mechanisms of cancer resistance of the naked mole rat.
- Biologist Sina Ghaemmaghami Honored with a National Science Foundation Early Career Award
- The naked mole rat has been named Vertebrate of the Year by Science Magazine!
- Dr. Vera Gorbunova selected to receive the 15,000€ Longevity Research Award 2013, supporting scientists for the development of a high quality scientific research to better understand the mechanisms of aging & to find innovative & effective solutions to delay aging.
- A Homely Rodent May Hold Cancer-Fighting Clues
- Madagascar No Longer an Evolutionary Hotspot
- Biologists Identify Chemical Behind Rodent’s Cancer Resistance
- Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot, After All
- Researchers Discover How Rodent Wards Off Cancer
- Welte Lab Rethinks Toxic Proteins on the Cellular Level
- Seluanov & Gorbunova Labs Find a Protein That Helps DNA Repair in Aging Cells
- John Jaenike Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
- Congratulations to David Loehlin for winning the School of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Natural Sciences. David received his PhD in October 2011 under the supervision of John Werren.
- Biology Professor John H. Werren Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- John (Jack) Werren, professor of biology and a leading expert in evolutionary genetics, has been named the first recipient of the Nathaniel and Helen Wisch Professorship in Biology.
- Jack Werren & Lab Find a Key to Growth Differences Between Species
- EUREKA!: The Werren Lab has been awarded a EUREKA grant from NIH to explore the function and evolution of parasitoid venoms!
- Presgraves lab makes discoveries about regulation of the X chromosome in the Drosophila male germline
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