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Jun 27, 2018

Congratulations to UVA’s 2018 iGEM team for winning Genscript Inc.’s annual concept paper competition!  Over 100 iGEM teams from almost 30 countries participated in the competition for $2000 in free Genscript products and services as well as $2000 in research funding.  iGEM is an annual research contest in synthetic biology held in Boston every fall.

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UVA Biology People
Jun 15, 2018

Intro Biology Lab Coordinator and preparator Joanne Chaplin has won a Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award! The 2018 award winners are highlighted in today's edition of UVA Today. "The Sandridge Awards are the highest honors the University gives to its employees.

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UVA Biology People Kucenas
Jun 12, 2018

Associate Professor Sarah Kucenas' research has been highlighted in today's issue of UVA Today. Sarah uses zebrafish as her study model to gain insight into the nervous system. Her current research focuses on the glia, which are "key components in the development of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

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UVA Biology People Martin Wu
May 21, 2018

Associate Professor Martin Wu has received a $100,000.00 grant sponsored by the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute for research with Clostridium difficileClostridium difficile infection (CDI) poses a major healthcare burden to the global population and is the biggest antibiotic-resistant threat in the United States.

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UVA Biology People Omar Guessoum
May 8, 2018

Biology graduate student Omar Guessoum (Ariel Gomez lab) has won a pre-doctoral fellowship grant from the American Heart Association.

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UVA Biology 2018 Katz Symposium
May 3, 2018

The 34th Annual Richard D. Katz Undergraduate Research Symposium was held Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Nine Distinguished Major candidates presented their research projects. Also in attendance was the namesake of the symposium, Mr. Richard D. Katz himself. Award winners were:

1st place -- Cara Giordano
2nd place -- Emily Mace
3rd place -- Nayla Labban

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UVA Biology People Ali Guler
May 1, 2018

Assistant Professor of Biology Ali Güler, winner of a 2018 All-University Teaching Award, is one of 13 award winners featured in the May 1 edition of UVA Today.

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UVA Biology People Kustra
Apr 25, 2018

Congratulations to Biology major Matthew Kustra (’18) for winning a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation! Matt, a member of the Cox lab, is conducting his Distinguished Majors Program research on the effects of fine-scale variation in population density and sex ratio on reproductive allocation and fitness in a wild population of Anolis lizards.

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UVA Biology People Weller Huckaby Wittman
Apr 19, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Cory Weller, Adam Huckaby, and Tyler Wittman in receiving GSPA Research and Travel awards!

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UVA Biology People Anna Way
Apr 17, 2018

Anna Way, a graduate student in the O'Rourke lab, has been awarded a Jefferson Fellowship. The Jefferson Fellows Program "was established by the Foundation to recognize graduate students on Grounds who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Virginia, and who exhibit the highest promise as scholars, teachers, public servants, and leaders in the United States and beyond".

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