News & Events

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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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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Feb 14, 2017

The March issue of The American Naturalist will feature a new study in which Bob Cox and former UVA postdoc Christian Cox (now at Georgia Southern) teamed up with scientists at Virginia Tech and University of Texas, Arlington to explore how hormones regulate the sex-specific expression of genes that are thought to give rise to extreme sex differences in growth and body size of Anol

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Feb 10, 2017

According to the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Department of Biology has received more than $7.3 million in grant funding in the first two quarters of this fiscal year (July – December 2016).  Currently, Biology leads the College of Arts & Sciences in grant funding received by approximately $2.7 million.  The data is part of the report to be presented to the Board of Visitors by Sponsor

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Feb 1, 2017

Horst Wallrabe, a full-time volunteer staff researcher of the Biology Dept. and The Keck Center for Cellular Imaging, has been featured in UVA Today! Horst "plays a significant role in helping UVA scientists make important discoveries into how cells communicate with each other and multiply.

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Jan 26, 2017

The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, alongside the School of Engineering and Applied Science, awarded a two-year grant to Drs.

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Jan 20, 2017

Dr. Sarah Kucenas, an Associate Professor for the Department of Biology, has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the UVA Brain Institute advisory group.  In collaboration with Dr. Christopher Overall and Dr.

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