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GSPA May 2022 Newsletter: End-of-Semester Hurrahs and Looking Forward
Apr 29, 2022

May Newsletter

Greetings from the Biology GSPA! In this monthly newsletter, we're celebrating the many accomplishments from around the Biology Department, announcing May events, and advertising Fall semester courses open to all. 

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The Bergland Lab is recruiting volunteers for the 2022 fly collection season!
Apr 26, 2022

​The Bergland Lab is recruiting volunteers for the 2022 fly collection season!

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Graduate Teaching Awards
Apr 25, 2022

Graduate Teaching Awards have just been announced:

Phoebe Cook will receive an All-University Graduate Teaching Award, and Yingnan Gao has been selected to receive the Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award in STEM

Congratulations Phoebe and Yingnan!!

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Mandy Gibson Awarded 2022 Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award
Apr 25, 2022

We have just learned that Mandy Gibson, Assistant Professor of Biology, has been awarded the 2022 Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award! 

This award recognizes an Assistant Professor who is an outstanding teacher and has demonstrated a commitment to student success.

Congratulations Mandy!!

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GSPA April 2022 Newsletter
Mar 30, 2022

Greetings from the Biology GSPA! In this monthly newsletter, we're featuring the wide array of accomplishments from around the Biology Department, announcing April events, and advertising the JEDI Reading Group's next book. 

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UVA biology professors Ali Güler (left) and Iggy Provencio agree that perennial standard time offers the most health benefits. (Contributed photos)
Mar 10, 2022

Sitting across a desk from one another on the fourth floor of the Physical Life Sciences Budling, University of Virginia biology professors Ali Güler and Iggy Provencio admitted their differences.

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INCLUSIVE NEW TOOL MAKES GENOMIC RESEARCH BETTER REFLECT WORLD’S DIVERSITY
Mar 9, 2022

Scientists, including two University of Virginia researchers, have developed a powerful, inclusive new tool for genomic research that boosts efforts to develop more precise treatments for many diseases by leveraging a better representation of the genetic diversity of people around the world.

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Dr. Ariel Gomez vying for 2021's Biggest Biomedical Advance
Mar 3, 2022

UVA earned two of only 64 slots in this year’s “STAT Madness,” which is like the scientific version of the NCAA basketball tournament. Voting, which began Tuesday, is open to the public.

UVA’s contenders come from Dr. Maria Luisa S. Sequeira-Lopez and her collaborator Dr. Ariel Gomez, and from Christine and Bernard Thisse, both Ph.D.s.

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U.Va. iGEM team aims to revolutionize biosynthesis
Mar 2, 2022

The University’s iiGEM team is working on a project entitled “Manifold” to build a platform technology that makes the process of metabolic engineering more efficient and would revolutionize biosynthesis.

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