News & Events

Jan 4, 2019

Adam Huckaby, a graduate student in Jennifer Guler’s lab, led a study that was published late December in Nucleic Acids Research.  This computational study aimed to understand more about why the malaria parasite is so successful at evolving resistance to antimalarial drugs.

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Dec 19, 2018

A new publication entitled "The role of infectious disease in the evolution of females: Evidence from anther‐smut disease on a gynodioecious alpine carnation" is up for early online viewing in 'Evolution'.

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Dec 13, 2018

This month's Journal of Ecology incudes a paper by Emme Bruns, Janis Anotonovics and Michael Hood:  "Is there a disease‐free halo at species range limits?

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Nov 14, 2018

Sarah Kucenas's research using zebrafish to study the regenerative capabilites of the human body is featured in a video in today's issue of UVA Today.

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Nov 13, 2018

Dr. Laura Fontenas, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kucenas lab, has published a review article entitled "Motor Exit Point (MEP) Glia: Novel Myelinating Glia That Bridge CNS and PNS Myelin" in the journal "Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience".

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Nov 9, 2018

Former UVA undergraduate David Tyson, now in medical school at the University of Florida, recently published a paper in the journal Plant Pathology entitled “Anther smut disease caused by Microbotryum on berry campion Silene baccifera: endemic pathogen or host-shift?”    

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Nov 5, 2018

Congratulations to UVa's iGEM team for receiving a Bronze Medal in the 2018 iGEM Competition, held October 24-28 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 molecules and cells are engineered from s

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Nov 1, 2018

The Biology Department had a great time at the retreat this year at Pippin Hill Vineyard.  We had a chance to hear what is going on in the different labs within the department, listen to some of our own fascinating speakers, and enjoy a wonderful lunch.  It was a great opportunity learn and connect with people!

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Oct 25, 2018

Janis Antonovics, Biology Research Professor, and former Biology Grad Student Michael Hood recently published a paper showing that Carl Linnaeus, the founder of plant and animal classification, argued that microscopic organisms were the cause of infectious disease.

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Oct 15, 2018

In a new paper just out in PLoS Genetics, grad students in the Parichy lab have identified a role for endothelin signaling in stripe pattern evolution in the zebrafish relative Danio nigrofasciatus. The study is just the most recent example in which the lab has exploited naturally occurring variation in pigment pattern to understand the evolution of adult form.

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