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Nov 17, 2017

Congratulations to UVa's iGEM team for receiving a Gold Medal at the 2017 iGEM Competition, held November 9-13 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.  The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition is an annual research contest in synthetic biology, which is an area of interdisciplinary study at the interface of biology and engineering in which designer molecules and cel

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Nov 15, 2017

Congratulations to Alan Bergland on his recent publication in the Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) journal.

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Nov 10, 2017

Congratulations to Brianna Disanza, a former Human Biology major who graduated this Spring.  She has been awarded the 2017 Exceptional Summer Student Award for her internship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).  Her poster, The Critical Role of Human Endogenous Retrovirus (HERVs) in Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Neur

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Oct 30, 2017

The Department of Biology’s Dr. Michael Timko was featured in The Daily Progress, a Charlottesville publication, to announce his first successful harvest of hemp plants, grown in collaboration with a private plant biotechnology company, 22nd Century.  This project was made possible by a three-year, $1.1 million grant in an effort to research medical marijuana.

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Oct 11, 2017

The Department of Biology’s Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS) was featured in this week’s UVA Today, specifically for its dedication to social behaviors of species, changes to the natural environment, and understanding evolution.  Located in southwest Virginia, MLBS is host to various researchers and students from across the country.  The station also boasts cabins, small apartments, a di

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Sep 27, 2017

Congratulations to Mark Dombrovski, a PhD candidate working in the Condron Lab, who was recently published in the scientific journal, Current Biology.  The article, entitled “Cooperative Behavior Emerges among Drosophila Larvae,” was also reviewed in the same issue. 

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Sep 8, 2017

Conor Sipe, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Assistant Professor Sarah Siegrist’s lab, has published an article entitled, “Eyeless uncouples mushroom body neuroblast proliferation from dietary amino acids in Drosphila” in the eLife sciences journal.

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Sep 1, 2017

The Department of Biology has experienced a change in leadership in the past week, including a new Department Chair, Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Programs, and Director of Graduate Studies.  These faculty and their positions can be found below.

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Aug 15, 2017

Photo: Brandon Pope, Cara Giordano, Cheyenne Sams, and Nick Kiriazis head to their study islands

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