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May 13, 2019

Upper-Level Biology Lab Coordinator and preparator Kay Christopher has won a Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award for 2019! The Sandridge Awards are the highest honors the University gives to its employees.

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May 2, 2019

The 35th Annual Richard D. Katz Symposium was held Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Twelve Distinguished Major candidates presented their research topics. As shown in the photo, the candidates were:

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Apr 23, 2019

Biology Professor and Director of the Mt. Lake Biological Station, Butch Brodie, has been elected the President of the American Society of Naturalists. Butch's term will begin in 2021. To read about the Society and see Butch's bio, please click here. Congratulations, Butch!

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Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Matt Pahl, a former PhD student in the Siegrist lab, has published in Current Biology. To view the publication, "E93 Integrates Neuroblast Intrinsic State with Developmental Time to Terminate MB Neurogenesis via Autophagy", please click here

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Apr 17, 2019

Brandie Quarles, a UVA undergraduate (2017) in the Roach lab, had her Distinguished Majors Project published in the Journal of Ecology  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13098.  Her work expands our understanding of plant aging and demonstrates that older plants living in wild populations show both physio

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Apr 10, 2019

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and worldwide. Today's edition of UVaToday features the research of neuroscientist Xiaorong Liu, an Assistant Professor of Biology and Psychology. "Glaucoma is often caused when abnormally high pressure inside the eye puts damaging pressure on the optic nerve.

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Apr 3, 2019

Research conducted by Laura Fontenas, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kucenas lab, has identified a new approach to repairing damage in the peripheral nervous system.

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Apr 2, 2019

Eyleen O’Rourke was quoted in The Washington Post in an article about the differences between chronological age and biological age. Your biological age is a measure of your physiological state compared to other people who have the same number of calendar years.

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Apr 2, 2019

Robin Costello, a PhD student in the Brodie lab, has won an "All-University Graduate Teaching Award" in recognition of her dedication and outstanding achievement. Congratulations, Robin!

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Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Guler and her multidisciplinary team has been awarded a grant from The Jefferson Trust, part of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, for the new Infectious Disease in 3D (ID in 3D) program.  The collaborative ID in 3D team includes Dr. Guler and Michelle Warthan from the Department of Biology, Dr. Sean Duncan from Media Studies, and Arin Bennett from the Scholars’ Lab.

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