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GSPA Newsletter
Feb 28, 2022

Greetings from the Biology GSPA! In this monthly newsletter, we're featuring the accomplishments from around the Biology Department, announcing March events, and highlighting the EXPAND courses that will be offered in the fall. Please note that the time and location of the monthly GSPA meeting has been moved for this month only!

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Major NSF Grant for UVA Biologist, Alan Bergland
Feb 9, 2022

Observing evolution in humans can be a slow process, considering that it takes 20-30 years to see the impact one generation has on the next, which is why scientists turn to an organism with a much shorter lifecycle to study the mechanics of a process that allows you to pass your eye color on to your child or that allows a virus like COVID-19 to change and to survive even in individuals who alre

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UVA faculty honored for outstanding research and scholarship
Jan 31, 2022

College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences researchers Jianhua (JC) Cang, Laura Galloway and Jennifer Güler were among those honored. Congratulations!

The University of Virginia on Friday honored faculty members across Grounds for their outstanding research and scholarship at the third annual Research Achievement Awards.

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UVA Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Jan 29, 2022

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at UVA is committed to diversifying our programs, the professoriate, and the research workforce. In Biology, we aim to recruit under-represented research fellows who are interested in broad questions in biology that fit within the expertise that is represented in our department.

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differential effects of glaucoma on ipRGCs in mice
Jan 28, 2022

Jingyi Gao, a Biology graduate student, collaborated with Erin Griner and Mingna Liu to examine the differential effects of glaucoma on ipRGCs in mice. This is the collaboration between Provencio's lab and Xiaorong Liu's lab. 

Differential effects of experimental glaucoma on intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in mice

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Jan 12, 2022

New kidney research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is raising concerns that long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed to treat high-blood pressure and heart failure could be contributing to kidney damage.

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Neuroscience through the Lifespan from Cells to Society
Dec 16, 2021

From revolutionary stroke and epilepsy research to infant brain development to new potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscience discoveries at the University of Virginia have helped patients at every stage of the life cycle and led researchers to a better understanding of the human body’s most important organ.

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Xiaorong Liu cutting-edge research in the field of retinal development
Dec 6, 2021

In the summer of 2017, Xiaorong Liu came to the University of Virginia as an assistant professor of biology and psychology, though it was not her first time on Grounds.

In room 264 of Gilmer Hall, where she taught her first undergraduate psychobiology course, she recalls sticking labels on the same lab benches 20 years earlier as a graduate student.

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Virginia iGEM Team Earns Silver
Nov 20, 2021

Congratulations to UVa's iGEM team for receiving a Silver Medal in the 2021 iGEM Competition, held virtually November 4-14, 2021.

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