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Mar 5, 2021

Biology Assistant Professor John Campbell and his lab have played a major role in the COVID testing efforts for UVA, thanks to their trusty robot 'Rosie'.

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Feb 25, 2021

The Department of Biology and the larger scientific community is mourning the death this month of recently retired professor Michael Menaker, an internationally renowned researcher and a generous mentor.

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Feb 15, 2021

Congratulations to UVa's iGEM team for receiving Gold level certification in the 2020 iGEM Competition, held virtually for the first-time this past November.  The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition is an annual collegiate research contest in Synthetic Biology, an area of research at the interface of biology and engineering, in which designer cells are compu

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Feb 9, 2021

Research Associate Laura Fontenas and Professor Sarah Kucenas have published in eLife.

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Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Michael Wormington, Associate Professor of Biology & Director of Undergraduate Programs in Biology, has been awarded a Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for exceptional teaching.

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Jan 7, 2021

An NSF CAREER Award is a prestigious grant available to science faculty at the early stages of their career.  Jenny Güler’s Award, titled “A paired experimental-computational approach to elucidate stress responses in early-branching eukaryotes”, will support her research program focused on understanding the biology of Malaria.  Recipients of a CAREER Award must integrate research and teaching a

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Jan 5, 2021

Fruit flies can survive harsh winter conditions by turning off their reproductive machinery to conserve energy in a hibernation-like state called diapause. But, not all flies have the ability to do so. Priscilla Erickson and colleagues in the Bergland lab investigated the genetic basis of this trait by sequencing the genomes of nearly 3000 fruit flies.

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Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Laura Galloway, Commonwealth Professor of Biology, is the new President-elect for the Society for the Study of Evolution. Congratulations, Laura! 

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Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Dave Kittlesen has been named the Edward L. Ayers Faculty Fellow in Advising! This award was established to honor Ed Ayers’ efforts to enhance interactions between faculty and students, and to commend a faculty member who expresses such dedication toward undergraduates, recognizing their needs for guidance, especially in their years as underclassmen.

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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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