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Apr 23, 2021

Assistant Professor of Biology Jennifer Güler has won an NSF CAREER award for her research in the survival mechanisms of malaria parasites and how that knowledge can be used in helping prevent the disease. According to the April 21st edition of Inside A&S, "In recognition of that work, Güler recently won the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, one of the most sought-after honors for

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Apr 20, 2021

Congratulations are extended to three more of our graduate students!

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Apr 16, 2021

Three of our graduate students have cause for celebration:

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Apr 14, 2021

Biology Professor Sarah Kucenas is one of several faculty members featured in an online video titled "UVA Faculty Reflect on Pandemic-Era Teaching".

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Mar 26, 2021

Biology PhD student Chris Robinson (Cox Lab) has won an Evolutionary, Ecological, or Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Award from the American Genetics Association. The award will support his dissertation research aimed at characterizing the cellular and transcriptomic mechanisms underlying evolutionary gains and losses of sexually dimorphic coloration in lizards.

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Mar 11, 2021

Biology PhD student Omar Guessoum (Gomez Lab) has won a 2021–22 Society of Fellows Dissertation Fellowship. Only one Fellowship was awarded for the 2020–2021 academic year, consisting of a $25,000 stipend plus health insurance and UVA fees. Congratulations, Omar! 

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Mar 8, 2021

Biology Professors Sarah Kucenas and Chris Deppmann have received funding for their Arts & Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant “Enhancing Diverse Neuroscience Student Mentors, Allies and Near Peers”.  Their program will create a neuroscience seminar series focused on creating peer and near-peer networks for our undergraduate and graduate URM students.

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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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