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UVA Biology People Kimberly Arena
Apr 16, 2018

Kimberly Arena, a graduate student in the Kucenas 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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UVA Biology Header
Apr 9, 2018

Third year Biology major Melanie Piller (shown on the left in the photo) is a recipient of an  Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Scholarship. The grant provides Melanie with  $21,000 in stipend and travel for two summers and one academic year. Melanie's mentor, Sarah Kucenas, is also provided with an additional $5,000 to be used in direct support of Melanie's research efforts.

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UVA Biology People Kucenas
Mar 23, 2018

Sarah Kucenas has been highlighted in the March 2018 newsletter of "Aquaneering"! This issue spotlights Women's History Month by celebrating women researchers and scientists. To read the full article, click here. Congratulations, Sarah!

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UVA Biology People Ali Guler
Mar 19, 2018

Ali Güler Has been chosen to receive a 2018 All-University Teaching Award! This is the 27th year of an awards program designed to recognize outstanding teaching in all schools of the University, and Ali's commitment to excellence in the classroom and support of his colleagues earned him this honor. Congratulations to Ali! 

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UVA Biology People Can
Mar 6, 2018

Neurobiologist J.C. Cang has been featured in the March 5th edition of UVA Today. “I am interested in how neurons in the brain respond to visual stimuli, and how neural circuits get established during development that give rise to the response properties that will last a lifetime,” Cang said. “By understanding this process, we can gain insights to why things sometimes go awry.

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UVA Biology People Martin Wu
Feb 20, 2018

Martin Wu has been awarded an Innovative STEM Projects award from Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Martin will take the cutting-edge Nanopore DNA sequencing technology to the classrooms at UVA and local high schools. He will demonstrate its power by detecting microbes around us in real-time and showing how this information can be used to predict antibiotic resistance in pathogens.

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UVA Biology People Montage
Feb 2, 2018

Alyssa Bangerter, a PhD student in the Bergland lab wins a research grant from UVA’s Graduate School for Arts and Sciences Alyssa’s proposal seeks to examine how the genetic structure of a variety of Drosophila species changes over the course of the growing season.

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UVA Biology People Ali Guler
Jan 29, 2018

Ali Güler, an Assistant Professor of Biology, has been featured in today's edition of UVA Today. Ali has been awarded funding as part of UVa's multidisciplinary Brain Institute.

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UVA Biology People Deppmann
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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UVA Biology People Katz
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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