News & Events

Sep 8, 2017

Conor Sipe, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Assistant Professor Sarah Siegrist’s lab, has published an article entitled, “Eyeless uncouples mushroom body neuroblast proliferation from dietary amino acids in Drosphila” in the eLife sciences journal.

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Sep 1, 2017

The Department of Biology has experienced a change in leadership in the past week, including a new Department Chair, Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Programs, and Director of Graduate Studies.  These faculty and their positions can be found below.

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Aug 15, 2017

Photo: Brandon Pope, Cara Giordano, Cheyenne Sams, and Nick Kiriazis head to their study islands

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Aug 4, 2017

Research from Dr. Ali Güler's lab has been highlighted in today's UVAToday.

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Aug 1, 2017

Congratulations to the Department of Biology’s Dr. Jenny Güler and her team of researchers, who were recently published in BMC Genomics. Their paper, “Novel Plasmodium falciparum metabolic network reconstruction identifies shifts associated with clinical antimalarial resistance,” focuses on the threat of malaria.  According to Dr.

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Jul 20, 2017

The Department of Biology was excited to provide laboratory space for the Upward Bound program taking place at UVA this summer.  This five week summer course is a federally funded program for potential first generation college students.  Each student that chose to participate in Upward Bound have done so to improve their chances of matriculating into a post-secondary academic program.  Their da

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Jul 7, 2017

Dr. Eric Swanson, a recent UVA Biology Ph.D. graduate, and Dr.

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Jun 28, 2017

Congratulations to Austin Keeler and Chris Deppmann!  Austin Keeler has been awarded an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, entitled "The role of TrkA positive extracellular vesicles in sympathetic neuron survival and maturation". Regulation of cell survival and death is critical for the proper development and function of neural circuits

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