News & Events

Aug 26, 2020

A $3 million National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to a team of Biology and Psychology faculty.

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Jul 15, 2020

The Biology Department would like to recognize those members of its faculty who have retired this year: Dr. Paul Adler, Dr. Claire Cronmiller, Dr. Mark Kopeny, Dr. Deforest Mellon, Jr., and Dr. Michael Menaker.

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Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Ray Keller has been honored as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for Developmental Biology.

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Jul 6, 2020

The Bergland Lab at UVA has initiated a citizen science project to collect fruit flies from backyard compost piles to study the evolutionary dynamics across seasons in Central Virginia. We provide training and collection equipment free of charge.

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Jun 25, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Xin Yuan, whose PhD thesis work was recently published in PLOS Biology. Xin is a former member of the Siegrist lab. To read the publication, please click here

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Jun 8, 2020

Great news for three of our faculty members! Xiaorong Liu (left) and Sarah Siegrist (middle) have just received word that they have been promoted to Associate Professor status by the UVa Board of Visitors! Mandy Gibson (right) has received an R35 MIRA from NIH! Congratulations go out to all three of our Colleagues!!

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Jun 4, 2020

To enable coronavirus contact tracing the Biology Department requires everyone to sign in and out of department buildings. Use the QR code or this link:

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Jun 3, 2020

The research of Eyleen O'Rourke, Assistant Professor of Biology and Cell Biology, is highlighted in today's issue of UVAToday. Along with graduate student Wenfan Ke (lead author on a research paper describing the findings) as well as other members of the research team, the study found that "diet can cause microbes in the gut to trigger changes in the host’s response to a chemotherapy drug.

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May 21, 2020

Third-year Ph.D. evolutionary biology graduate student Phoebe Cook (left in photo) and third-year evolutionary biology major Olivia Baker have had their “Double Hoo” summer research award renewed. The award funds "research collaborations between undergraduate and graduate students. Each project receives up to $6,000 toward research expenses, funded through the Robert C. Taylor Fund".

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May 12, 2020

Associate Professor of Biology Martin Wu has been awarded funding from the Global Infectious Diseases Institute for his research on a point-of-care diagnostic test for COVID-19. As described in today's issue of UVAToday, "Current nucleic acid-based tests for active COVID-19 infection require expensive equipment suited to large, centralized diagnostic laboratories.

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