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Three students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

UChicago Biosciences graduate students Amanda Keplinger (Cell and Molecular Biology, Advisor: Alexander Ruthenburg), Hannah Martin (Neurobiology, Advisor: Ruth Anne Eatock) and Jaeda Patton (Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology, Advisor: Joseph Thornton), have been awarded 2020 National...


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BSD- Specific Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority.  We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed.  Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here...


UChicago Biosciences Alum part of team to announce landmark findings

Alumni Carrie Albertin (PhD, Organismal Biology and Anatomy, 2015), who currently works at the Marine Biological Laboratory, is part of a team who are the first to publish the squid's full genome sequence. Albertin says, "A genome is the first step for answering a lot of questions about the...


Mussels adapt to climate change due to genetic variation

Mark Bitter (PhD student, Ecology and Evolution) is the lead author on a study about mussels and their genetic makeup. Seawater pH levels are declining due to carbon emissions which could cause population decreases among aquatic species. The study found, however, that mussels are adapting more...


The Human Cell Atlas

Assistant Professor Oni Basu (Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology),  Assistant Professor Sebastian Pott (Human Genetics),  Professor Matthew Stephens (Human Genetics), and Martin Boyer Professor Eugene B. Chang (Microbiology) received funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley...


UChicago Biosciences Alum finds that birds are shrinking in size due to climate change

Alumni Benjamin Winger (PhD, Evolutionary Biology, 2015), now an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, and assistant curator at the Museum of Zoology, co-authored a study that found that increasing climate temperatures could be affecting the size of birds. Winger stated, "Warming...


The Committee on Evolutionary Biology celebrates it's 50th anniversary

The Committee on Evolutionary Biology, known for it's interdisciplinary work, is celebrating 50 years of "breaking down barriers between University departments and forging deep relationships with six world-class scientific institutions. The CEB is unique in that it does both of these things well...


UChicago SACNAS Chapter honored for supporting students

Congratulations to the UChicago SACNAS chapter for being named chapter of the year. The chapter received the honor for their accomplishments in five categories--recruitment and membership retention, professional development, community outreach, chapter development and fundraising. 

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TA prize awarded to Maryn Carlson and Adam Zmyslowski

The 2018-2019 Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Prize for the best performance by a BSD graduate student who is TAing in fulfillment of the Divisional Teaching Requirement was awarded to both Maryn Carlson and Adam Zmyslowski. In addition, a Divisional Teaching Assistant Award went to...


Two UChicago Bioscience alumni and faculty member discover that ancient sharks are much more like modern sharks than predicted

Alumni Aaron Olsen (PhD, Integrative Biology, 2016, now at Brown University) and John Finarelli (PhD, Evolutionary Biology, 2007, now at the University College Dublin, Ireland) worked with Professor Michael Coates, Department of Organismal Biology on a study about ancient shark feeding methods....

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