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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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Jun 24, 2019

Hormones have essential roles in regulating the development of adult traits. For example, thyroid hormone is essential for metamorphosis of an amphibian tadpole to an adult frog; it drives limb development while simultaneously causing the tail to be resorbed. How can one hormone have such different effects?

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Jun 14, 2019

Congratulations again to Kay Christopher, a 2019 Sandridge Outstanding Contributor Award winner! This year's award winners have been spotlighted in today's edition of UVA Today.

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Jun 4, 2019

Graduate student Mark Dombrovski (#126) (Condron Lab) placed 2nd in Saturday's "4 Our Freedom 5k" at the UVa Research Park!

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May 31, 2019

Cells don’t normally change from one type to another, but learning how this might be possible is fundamental to understanding organismal development and likely to be essential for regenerative medicine.

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May 28, 2019

Mark Dombrovski, a graduate student in the Condron lab, has published a paper in "Current Biology" entitled "A Plastic Visual Pathway Regulates Cooperative Behavior in Drosophila Larvae".  As stated in the the paper's summary, "Cooperative behavior emerges in biological systems through coordinated actions among individuals. Although widely observed across animal species, the cellular and molecu

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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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2019 Katz
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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