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Department of Biology


The Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine (UPBM) combines the resources of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine and Dentistry to offer courses, lectures, laboratory work, specialty seminars, and research experiences to undergraduate students.

The UPBM was founded in the early 1980s and serves as a gateway for undergraduates studying biology to gain research opportunities at the Medical Center. Since then, the program has been accredited and is now one of the most popular undergraduate programs on campus. The program provides opportunities to do independent research for credit during the academic year as well as de Kiewiet Summer Research Fellowships, which support summer research by outstanding University of Rochester undergraduate students.

The UPBM, together with the Department of Biology, would like to extend a most heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2020.

If it is one thing, the events from this past semester have emphasized, is the notion that life is a "journey." It has been a pleasure to have been a part of this half of the trip. We wish our graduates safe and exciting passage from here out and hope our paths cross again shortly.

To view more commencement content, like our senior slideshow and our Class of 2020 yearbook, as well as what our students have been up to throughout the year, please visit the Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine web page.

Awardees


Michaela Burrell

  • Grace McCormack Award

Jessica Fabrizio-Stover

  • Ayman Amin-Salem Memorial Award
  • Grace McCormack Award
  • Janet Howell Clark Prize

Maxxum Fioriti

  • Grace McCormack Award

Roisin Flanagan

  • Grace McCormack Award

Adit Ganguly

  • Grace McCormack Award

Bianca Hall

  • Grace McCormack Award

Camila Lage Chavez

  • Ayman Amin-Salem Memorial Award
  • Grace McCormack Award
  • Janet Howell Clark Prize

Yifei Lin

  • Grace McCormack Award

Colleen Maillie

  • Aymin Amin-Salem Memorial Award
  • Grace McCormack Award

Khaled Refaai

  • Grace McCormack Award

Caroline Thomas

  • Grace McCormack Award
  • Janet Howell Clark Prize

Austin Varela

  • Grace McCormack Award