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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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Oct 10, 2018

The 2018 SouthEastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Conference (SEPEEG) was held Oct. 5-7 at MLBS. Biology grad students Michael Hague and Robin Costello were among the award winners, with Mike winning for the best Graduate Student Presentation and Robin winning for the Best Lightning Talk. Congratulations to both! 


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Sep 12, 2018

Biology Professor Debbie Roach commented on the possible pitfalls of research fieldwork in an article appearing in the Sept.11 edition of Several researchers discuss what can go wrong in fieldwork, but that it need not necessarily result in disaster.

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Sep 6, 2018

Dr. Sarah Kucenas, Associate Professor of Biology, is a 2018 recipient of the prestigious NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship by an NINDS Investigator! 

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