News & Events

Jan 9, 2018

Dr. Chris Deppmann, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the graduate program in Neuroscience, has been featured in UVA Today as regards the cross-disciplinary neuroscience fellowship program. Also featured are Presidential Fellows in Neuroscience Sushanth Kumar and Meghan Puglia.

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Dec 20, 2017

Through the generosity of Richard D. Katz (BIOL ’79), the Department of Biology is pleased to announce the endowment of the Richard D. Katz Undergraduate Biology Symposium. For the past 33 years, the Katz Symposium has provided the showcase for independent research by Biology undergraduates, most recently that of students in the department’s Distinguished Majors Program.

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Dec 19, 2017

Dr. Ammasi Periasamy, Keck Center Director and professor of biology and biomedical engineering, has been featureed in UVA Today with an in-depth article on UVA’s Keck Center for Cellular Imaging. The Keck Center "offers sophisticated expertise in 14 state-of-the-art imaging techniques – such as FLIM, FRET and FLIRR – using 10 microscope systems, valued at more than $5 million".

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Dec 14, 2017

Dr. Butch Brodie has been quoted in Science News for Students. The quote is about a recent study concerning how the evolution of certain poison dart frogs has allowed them to produce lethal toxins as a defensive weapon without also poisoning themselves.

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Nov 27, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Galloway and her post-doc, Dr. Matt Koski on their recent publication.  Their article, “A geographic cline in the ability to self-fertilize is unrelated to the pollination environment” appeared in the Ecology journal.

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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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