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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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Jun 22, 2017

The Department of Biology’s Dr. Jenny Güler was featured in UVA Today for her work, “investigating the molecular mechanisms that underlie the malaria parasite’s ability to evolve drug resistance.”  As the article states, the majority of the deaths associated with this disease are children under the age of five. 

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Jun 21, 2017

Kim Arena, a Biology Ph.D. candidate working in Dr.

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Jun 14, 2017

Angie Morris, a Ph.D. candidate working in Dr. Sarah Kucenas’ lab, has just had a paper published in Developmental Dynamics entitled, “Transmission Electron Microscopy of Zebrafish Spinal Motor Nerve Roots.”  Describing her paper, Angie said, “Spinal motor nerves relay information from the central nervous system to innervate muscles, glands and organs.

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Jun 8, 2017

Alan Bergland, an Assistant Professor for the Department of Biology, was featured in UVA Today for his research regarding the evolutionary process of adaption.  To investigate this, Bergland and his lab researchers use fruit flies and “their wild counterparts in apple orchards.”  Click

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