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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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Sep 16, 2019

3rd year Ph.D. student Nahid Ausrafuggaman (Siegrist Lab), pictured in the white cap, and teammates have won the Virginia premier cricket tournament organized by the Association of Bangladeshi Students (ABS) at UVA. Most of the participating players are UVA students from Bangladesh, India, Srilanka and Pakistan.

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Sep 6, 2019

Just published in the online journal, Cell, research from the Kucenas lab is answering questions that have long gone unanswered in the world of developmental biology. Sarah Kucenas, a UVA professor of biology, cell biology and neuroscience and a member of the UVA Brain Institute, worked with recently graduated Ph.D.

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Aug 30, 2019

The research of Dr. Laura Galloway, Commonwealth Professor of Biology, and post-doctoral associate Matthew Koski is featured in today's issue of UvaToday. "When climates change, plants and animals often are forced to colonize new areas – or possibly go extinct.

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Aug 9, 2019

Keith Kozminski (Professor of Biology and Cell Biology, shown on the right) and collaborator Mark Kester (Professor of Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, shown on the left) are featured in the Aug.

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Jul 26, 2019

For the seventh year, a group of professional and student painters, illustrators, sculptors and others from across the country are participating in a two-week program at Mt. Lake Biological Station. Called ArtLab, the only mission is to make art and be inspired by the scientists and setting.

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Jul 16, 2019

The Kucenas Lab has just been awarded funding for a second R01 grant entitled "Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that mediate glial tiling". During gliogenesis in both the central and peripheral nervous systems (CNS and PNS, respectively), large populations of glia are specified that must migrate and differentiate into not only functional glial cells, but also coordinate

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