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Nov 10, 2016

Congratulations to UVa's iGEM team for winning a Gold Medal at the 2016 iGEM Competition, held October 27-31 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.  The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition is an annual research contest in synthetic biology, which is an area of interdisciplinary study at the interface of biology and engineering in which designer molecules and cells

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Oct 18, 2016

Conor Sipe, research staff in the Siegrist Lab, has been notified that he his F32 post-doctoral research grant will be funded by the NIH. 

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Oct 18, 2016

Karen Barnard-Kubow, a post-doctoral student in the Bergland lab, and previous graduate student of Dr.

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Sep 29, 2016

The October issue of Molecular Ecology features a new study in which recent Biology PhD Tiantian Ren teamed up with Ariel Kahrl, Martin Wu, and Bob Cox to explore the evolution of bacterial communities living in Anolis lizards – a group that is famous for its repeated evolution of distinct “ecomorphs” related to habitat use.

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Sep 27, 2016
Pictured L-R: Alan Bergland, Jennifer Güler and Jessamyn Manson
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Sep 2, 2016

Brittany Sutherland’s manuscript titled, “Postzygotic isolation varies by ploidy level within a polyploid complex,” has just been published in early view in New Phytologist. Co-authored by Laura Galloway, this study explores the effect of genome duplication on the reproduction and evolution of plant species.

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Aug 30, 2016

Claire Cronmiller is part of a team that has received support from the NSF and The Jefferson Trust to develop a pedagogy course for training graduate teaching assistants, as well as to research how such training impacts the undergraduate STEM learning experience. Congratulations to all!

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Aug 8, 2016

The research of Ben Blackman, of UVa and UC Berkeley, has been presented in the current edition of Science and was highlighted in the Aug. 8 edition of UVA Today.

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Jul 8, 2016

Dr. Eyleen O'Rourke and colleagues are planning to create the first-ever 3-D computer model of an entire living animal, cell by cell, in order to better understand complex disease mechanisms. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans forms the basis of this endeavor, as in excess of 60% of its genes function essentially the same as human genes.

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Jun 22, 2016

Dr. Eyleen O'Rourke has been awarded a $1.2 million grant by the W.M. Keck Foundation for her project entitled "Predictive Modeling of Animal Metabolism: The C. elegans MetaboFlux Project". This project involves the development of a "silico animal", much like a Tamagotchi but with real molecular level responses. Congratulations, Eyleen!

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