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NSF CAREER award winner Alan Bergland’s work with the common fruit fly could shed light on the impact climate change will have on evolution. (Photo: contributed photo)
Sep 21, 2022

For younger researchers in the sciences and engineering and the universities in which they teach, few awards have as much impact as the National Science Foundation’s Early Career Development Award, or CAREER award, one of the most competitive and prestigious grants available to university faculty in the early stages of their careers.

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Featured Publication: The Bergland lab and fruit flies
Sep 19, 2022

To understand local adaptation, the Bergland lab has examined changes in allele frequency in natural populations of fruit flies across latitudes and between seasons. Interestingly, they find that genetic markers of adaptation across latitudes are at least partially distinct from those of seasonal adaptation.

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Human Genome Project
Sep 6, 2022

Thrilled to have given a lecture on the Human Genome Project at UVa Biology! Kudos to Dr.

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GSPA - September Newsletter
Sep 1, 2022

Welcome back, GSPA meeting, and Events

September Newsletter

Greetings from the Biology GSPA! In this monthly newsletter, we have highlighted some of the recent accomplishments among members of the department and advertised some exciting events coming up in September.

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Celebrating Employment Milestones
Aug 30, 2022

The Biology Department is marking several major employment milestones.

Tess Matukonis will be celebrating her one-year anniversary as the Undergraduate Coordinator.  She has become the face of Biology for most of our majors and she is an extraordinary resource for our faculty advisors. 

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Entomological Society of America photocredit:Jay Hirsh
Aug 29, 2022

Jay Hirsh’s photo of a tobacco hornworm decorated with the cocoons of parasitic wasps was selected by the Entomological Society of America for their 2023 calendar!

Entomological Society of America  photocredit:Jay Hirsh


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Summer Highlights, New Faces, and Upcoming Events
Aug 26, 2022

Summer Highlights, New Faces, and Upcoming Events

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The Bergland Lab: Genetic Variation in Plasticity
Aug 25, 2022

Whether genetic variation in plasticity is driven by stabilizing or diversifying selection has remained unknown.  Looking at antipredator modifications in the head of the water flea, Daphnia pulex, the Bergland lab has shown that plasticity in this natural population is largely driven by stabilizing selection.

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STEM program gives a taste of college and science
Aug 18, 2022

The Daily Progress
Sydney Shuler
Aug 16, 2022

For four days, 80 students from all over Virginia skipped a few grades and found themselves in college and having a BLAST.

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