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The philosophy of the Biology Department is to create an environment in which many areas of biology are represented, and interactions with a diverse group of colleagues provide opportunities to broaden your thinking and make connections between different fields and scientific approaches.

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Retroelements are conserved features of Drosophila centromeres

Amanda Larracuente Ph.D., University of Rochester
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

Centromeres are among the most rapidly evolving regions of genomes, despite their conserved and essential role in chromosome segregation. Rapidly evolving centromeres can drive karyotype evolution and speciation.…



First-year Student Presentation Extravaganza

First-year Graduate Students
- | Tedori Auditorium | Levin Buidling

Join the graduate students in Tedori Auditorium for a series of rapid-fire presentations. The first year cohort will be presenting on the research they have completed during their first round of lab rotations



A New Dimension of Immune Checkpoints Interactions

Enfu Hui, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

T cell mediated tumor destruction is restricted by trans-interactions between immune checkpoint receptors and their ligands. Checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated impressive clinical activities against some human…