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Looking for specialist to run the Department’s Genomics Core
Nov 18, 2021

The search for a Specialist to run the Department’s Genomics Core is now underway. Please find below a blurb about the position and instructions as to how to apply. Please feel free to apply yourself, to share this info with prospective applicants and colleagues, on social media or with professional societies as you see appropriate.

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Microbe Detectives in Training: Course Uses Novel Sequencing Technology
Nov 16, 2021

Millions of organisms, invisible to the blind eye, make up much of the world around us, and the world inside our bodies. These organisms are microbes, or microorganisms influential in the cause of disease, infection and fermentation.

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Nov 5, 2021

As we struggle to come to terms with the fact that more than half a million lives have been lost to COVID-19 in the United States, it can be easy to forget that nearly as many people die from malaria worldwide every single year.

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Nov 4, 2021
  1. Grannonico, M.†, Miller, D.A.†, Liu, M..†, Norat, P., Deppmann, C.D., Netland, P.A., Zhang,  H.* and Liu, X.* (2021) Global and regional damages in retinal ganglion cell axon bundles monitored by visible-light optical coherence tomography fibergraphy. Journal of Neuroscience, DOI: 
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Nov 2, 2021

This slice of the mouse retina was captured by visible-light optical coherence tomography fibergraphy (vis-OCTF). Using this method, we can clearly visualize the retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axon bundles located on the inner surface of the retina in the mouse eye.

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Oct 25, 2021

Recruiting and retaining the very best researchers, teachers and mentors to the University of Virginia are among the top initiatives in the institution’s Great and Good 2030 Plan. Saurabh Kulkarni, an assistant professor of biology co-teaching in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate program, is building a research program that seeks to understand the genotypic alterations underlying congenital hear

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Oct 6, 2021

One of the College’s most sought-after undergraduate STEM majors is about to take a giant step forward. On the path to medical school, there are few choices better than an undergraduate degree in neuroscience.

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Sep 21, 2021

Promising news in the effort to develop drugs to treat obesity comes from University of Virginia scientists who have identified 14 genes that can cause weight gain and three that can prevent it.

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Associate Professor of Biology, Ali Güler, PhD, receives grant
Sep 7, 2021

Ali Güler has received funding for a project looking into the sleep/wake cycle and Alzheimer's disease. The grant awards $150,000 over three years and will allow Güler to study sleep and circadian disruptions that often preceded the onset of memory issues associated with Alzheimer's.

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Aug 25, 2021

The lab of Professor David Parichy has been awarded two new grants from NIH. One of these awards (NIH R01 AR078320) will support investigations of cell-cell communication underlying the development of skin and scales in zebrafish led by postdoc Andy Aman.

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