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Apr 6, 2017

The Department of Biology’s Brittany Sutherland has been awarded the Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship for Teaching.  This fellowship is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a graduate student at the University, and is awarded in recognition for outstanding dedication to teaching.

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ferguson
Apr 6, 2017

Ashley Ferguson, a distinguished major in the Department of Biology, will be studying at the University of Cambridge in their Medical Research Council Cancer Unit.  Nominated by the Rotary Club of Charlottesville and selected by a district committee, the awarded scholarship is worth at least $30,000 and are given to students who aren’t connect to Rotary through family. 

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labban
Apr 5, 2017

Nayla Labban, a second-year Biology major has been honored with the prestigious Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation scholarship for scientific research.  According to UVA Today, Labban

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Mar 30, 2017

Destin Shortell, a Biology undergraduate student, was awarded first place in the undergraduate poster competition at this year’s Central Virginia Chapter, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.  Held at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, posters were submitted from students across various academic institutions across the state, including the College of William and Mary, James Madi

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cox teaching award
Mar 27, 2017

The Department of Biology’s Dr.

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cang-liu
Mar 15, 2017

In the Fall 2017 semester, the Department of Biology will welcome two new faculty, Dr. Jianhua Cang and Dr. Xiaorong Liu. 

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Mar 9, 2017

The Department of Biology’s Dr. George Bloom, and his lab, have published a new paper entitled, “mTOR and neuronal cell cycle reentry: How impaired brain insulin signaling promotes Alzheimer’s disease.”  This study, which was led by Dr.

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brodie-award
Feb 28, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Butch Brodie, who was named the 2017  Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award winner by the American Society of Naturalists. 

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Feb 24, 2017

Dr. Chris Deppmann has a new publication coming to Current Biology.  This paper explains how TNFR family members contribute to axon degeneration during development but receptors have not been identified for Wallerian degeneration. Gamage et al show that Death Receptor 6 (DR6) is required for injury-induced nerve degeneration in both in vitro and in vivo models.

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Feb 21, 2017

Macrophages of the immune system are charged with identifying and destroying invading microbes and dead or dying cells. Yet from their discovery, these phagocytic cells were believed to have non-immune functions as well.

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