Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Tag: Department of Biology

Connecting the dots between aging, Alzheimer’s, and ‘junk DNA’

Connecting the dots between aging, Alzheimer’s, and ‘junk DNA’

March 16, 2022

Biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov join colleagues at Brown and NYU in the quest to find potential targets of treatments and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.

Continue Reading

Grant helps biologist study ‘complex interplay’ of nature and nurture on genes

Grant helps biologist study ‘complex interplay’ of nature and nurture on genes

February 17, 2022

Jennifer Brisson, an associate professor of biology, will further her study of phenotypic plasticity, which describes how an organism’s development is influenced by its environment, with a five-year, $2 million NIH grant.

Continue Reading

Rochester students’ award-winning device instantly detects sepsis via sweat

Rochester students’ award-winning device instantly detects sepsis via sweat

December 1, 2021

Rochester undergraduates have developed a fast, noninvasive, affordable, and eco-friendly way to diagnose the life-threatening medical complication.

Continue Reading

More evidence of an evolutionary ‘arms race’ between genes and selfish genetic elements

More evidence of an evolutionary ‘arms race’ between genes and selfish genetic elements

November 11, 2021

Christina Muirhead, a computational biologist and population geneticist in the lab of Daven Presgraves, further proves genes develop weapons to combat ‘parasites’ that litter the human genome.

Continue Reading

Researchers develop novel 3D printing technique to engineer biofilms

Researchers develop novel 3D printing technique to engineer biofilms

November 3, 2021

University of Rochester biologist Anne S. Meyer and her colleagues are studying how engineered biofilms closely mimic natural ones. Their research may aid in developing drugs to fight the negative effects of these microorganisms that adhere to surfaces.

Continue Reading

Meet the recipients of the 2021 Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Meet the recipients of the 2021 Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 26, 2021

Rochester professors Will Bridges, Jason Middleton, and Elaine Sia will be formally recognized for their exceptional undergraduate teaching on October 28.

Continue Reading

Elaine Sia: Teaching the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ in science

Elaine Sia: Teaching the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ in science

October 26, 2021

The biology professor has taught nearly 4,000 undergraduates since joining the University in 2000, including students in the 100-level Genetics, the first demanding course in that major.

Continue Reading

Is ‘junk DNA’ a key to killing cancer cells?

Is ‘junk DNA’ a key to killing cancer cells?

October 20, 2021

Rochester biologists show how a selfish genetic element called retrotransposons that can cause tumors may also trigger the death of cancer cells.

Continue Reading

Approach predicts novel ‘protein partners’ that could contribute to COVID-19 symptoms

Approach predicts novel ‘protein partners’ that could contribute to COVID-19 symptoms

September 16, 2021

Rochester biologists propose that disrupted interactions between the proteins that closely evolve with the ACE2 receptor may play a role in COVID-19 complications.

Continue Reading

Three professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Three professors to receive Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

September 13, 2021

Will Bridges, Jason Middleton, and Elaine Sia will be honored at an on-campus ceremony in October.

Continue Reading