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Jun 22, 2017

The Department of Biology’s Dr. Jenny Güler was featured in UVA Today for her work, “investigating the molecular mechanisms that underlie the malaria parasite’s ability to evolve drug resistance.”  As the article states, the majority of the deaths associated with this disease are children under the age of five. 

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Jun 21, 2017

Kim Arena, a Biology Ph.D. candidate working in Dr.

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Jun 14, 2017

Angie Morris, a Ph.D. candidate working in Dr. Sarah Kucenas’ lab, has just had a paper published in Developmental Dynamics entitled, “Transmission Electron Microscopy of Zebrafish Spinal Motor Nerve Roots.”  Describing her paper, Angie said, “Spinal motor nerves relay information from the central nervous system to innervate muscles, glands and organs.

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Jun 8, 2017

Alan Bergland, an Assistant Professor for the Department of Biology, was featured in UVA Today for his research regarding the evolutionary process of adaption.  To investigate this, Bergland and his lab researchers use fruit flies and “their wild counterparts in apple orchards.”  Click

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May 25, 2017

The Department of Biology announced several award recipients during its 2017 commencement ceremony:

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May 24, 2017

Priscilla Erickson, a postdoc in the Bergland Lab, was awarded a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research.

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May 17, 2017

On May 11th, the Department of Biology held the Deitrich Bodenstein Distinguished Lecture Series in Developmental Biology.  Hosted by Dr. Sarah Siegrist, this year’s talk, entitled “Development and function of a locomotor circuit in Drosphila”, was presented by Dr. Chris Q. Doe.  Dr.

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May 2, 2017

Congratulations to Yingnan Gao, a graduate student in Dr.

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