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Mar 9, 2020

Just like animals and humans, plants are constantly challenged by microbes. In fact, plants live in the soil surrounded by microbes and cannot move to a safer place when needed. However, they do not get sick very often and, unlike us, they do not produce lymphocytes or antibodies to fight the infection. So, how do plants stay healthy?

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Feb 26, 2020

Former Biology grad student Aaron Reedy has been featured in today's edition of UVAToday. Aaron has developed a one-of-a-kind web app called “DataClassroom” working out of Catalyst – the "newly launched startup accelerator at UVA’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a center at the Darden School of Business".  "DataClassroom" provides powerful digital data tools which allow K

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Feb 24, 2020

Biology graduate student Omar Guessoum (Ariel Gomez lab) was awarded the Mike Peach Young Investigator Award for his research and presentation at the Angiotensin Gordon Conference in Tuscany, Italy earlier this month.  Omar's talk, entitled "Epigenetic Remodeling, not Proliferation, Mediates Renin Cell Plasticity", earned him the award which is given to the trainee with the best presentation at

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Feb 3, 2020

Trudging through heat, rain, and snow in pursuit of fruit flies resulted in a recent publication for researchers of the Bergland Lab. Appearing in Ecology and Evolution, their multi-seasonal study revealed that the freeze tolerance of flies following a cold hardening treatment increases as outdoor temperatures decrease.

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Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Ray Keller has been honored as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Developmental Biology.

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Jan 6, 2020

"Biology professor Ali Güler’s research links “highly processed foods readily and cheaply available at any time of the day or night” to obesity and its many complications via disrupted circadian rhythms". As quoted from the UVA Today article published Jan.

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Dec 2, 2019

Dr. George Bloom, Professor of Biology, Cell Biology and Neuroscience as well as Biology Dept. Chair, is featured in today's edition of UVA Today. Highlighting his research program focused on Alzheimer's Disease, George discusses the progress that has been made in unraveling the mysteries of the disease as well as the current avenues of possible prevention/treatment.

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Nov 5, 2019

Congratulations to UVa's iGEM team for receiving Gold level certification in the 2019 iGEM Competition, held October 31-November 4 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.  The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition is an annual research contest in Synthetic Biology, an area of study at the interface of biology and engineering, in which designer cells are computational

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Nov 1, 2019

W. L. Lyons Brown Professor of Biology Rob Grainger and collaborator Dr. Peter Netland are featured in today's issue of UVA Today.

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Oct 16, 2019

As part of a new Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) program at UVA, Biology is partnering with Psychology to offer fellowships in Quantitative Neurobiology of Behavior to select applicants to the Biology PhD program.

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