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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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Apr 27, 2017

Dr. Robert Grainger has been awarded with new funding from the Vision For Tomorrow Foundation.  The organization provides support to families affected by aniridia or albinism, and also funds research for better treatments and prevention of these conditions.

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Apr 21, 2017

Thanks to a generous gift from the estate of Robert Schwager, Summer Independent Research Scholarships are available to support Biology students to work in research laboratories. Criteria for support are based both on academic merit and financial need. Students must be eligible for financial aid to receive a scholarship.

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Apr 19, 2017

The Department of Biology extends a warm welcome to Dr.

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