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May 20, 2021

Graduating Biology major Anna Nguyen has been featured in today's issue of UVA Today! Anna recently co-wrote a paper with Assistant Professor of Biology Amanda Gibson on genetic diversity in agricultural systems for Evolution Letters, a cutting-edge journal showcasing groundbreaking research in evolutionary biology.

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May 13, 2021

Congratulations are in order for the winners of the 37th Annual Richard D. Katz Undergraduate Research Symposium, held May 12, 2021. The Katz Symposium gives the Distinguished Majors Program candidates an opportunity to present their research findings to Biology students and faculty. Left to right in the photo, the winners are: 

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May 5, 2021

Elise Savier, a research associate in the Cang lab, has been awarded a K99 grant by the National Eye Institute of the NIH. This prestigious "Pathway to Independence Award" is a transition award for two years as a post-doctoral fellow and three years as a starting faculty.

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Apr 27, 2021

Biology graduate student Omar Guessoum (left, Gomez Lab) has been selected to receive the Dent Award for 2020 in recognition of his highlighted publication in the area of endocrinology or developmental biology (Guessoum, O, et al., “Proliferation does not contribute to murine models of renin cell recruitment” Acta Physiol.

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Apr 23, 2021

Assistant Professor of Biology Jennifer Güler has won an NSF CAREER award for her research in the survival mechanisms of malaria parasites and how that knowledge can be used in helping prevent the disease. According to the April 21st edition of Inside A&S, "In recognition of that work, Güler recently won the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, one of the most sought-after honors for

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Apr 20, 2021

Congratulations are extended to three more of our graduate students!

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Apr 16, 2021

Three of our graduate students have cause for celebration:

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Apr 14, 2021

Biology Professor Sarah Kucenas is one of several faculty members featured in an online video titled "UVA Faculty Reflect on Pandemic-Era Teaching".

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Mar 26, 2021

Biology PhD student Chris Robinson (Cox Lab) has won an Evolutionary, Ecological, or Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Award from the American Genetics Association. The award will support his dissertation research aimed at characterizing the cellular and transcriptomic mechanisms underlying evolutionary gains and losses of sexually dimorphic coloration in lizards.

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Mar 11, 2021

Biology PhD student Omar Guessoum (Gomez Lab) has won a 2021–22 Society of Fellows Dissertation Fellowship. Only one Fellowship was awarded for the 2020–2021 academic year, consisting of a $25,000 stipend plus health insurance and UVA fees. Congratulations, Omar! 

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