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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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Daniel Emerson Khost, Graduate Student, The Larracuente Lab
I work on satellite DNA, which is a type of DNA that is non-coding, highly repetitive, and makes up a large fraction of the genome but is nevertheless still somewhat mysterious.... More »


Undergraduate Degrees

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    • Biochemistry
    • Cell & Developmental Biology
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Neuroscience
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In the News

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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?
mole rat
An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop cancer
February 5, 2015
“We named this novel product pALTINK4a/b,” said Gorbunova.
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Vera Gorbunova appointed Doris Johns Cherry Professor
November 6, 2014
The Doris Johns Cherry Professorship was established in July 2006.
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Upcoming Events

"Nuclear to mitochondrial DNA damage signaling and its role in age associated disease"
April 20, 2015
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall
Dr. Vilhelm Bohr
National Institute on Aging
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