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Paleontologist Zeray Alemseged joins UChicago Bioscience faculty

Zeray Alemseged, PhD, recently joined the Deaprtment of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. Alemseged's specialty is early human evolution, rounding out the research focuses in UChicago's top-ranked...


An EYH workshop leader shows girls how to use DNA samples to identify bird pathogens.

An EYH workshop leader shows girls how to use DNA samples to identify bird pathogens.

Expanding Your Horizons Chicago hosts STEM outreach event on campus

On March 25, 2017, Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Chicago hosted a day-long conference for middle school girls on the University of Chicago campus. Close to 250 students attended the event, where they engaged in workshops related to careers...


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UChicago professor hosts WTTW series Urban Nature

Have you ever wondered how coyotes survive in the city or how many species of insects are in a vacant lot?

Marcus Kronforst, PhD (Ecology and Evolution) leads viewers through the answers to these and other questions in the...


Microscopic image of the fruit fly wing imaginal disc, with cell junctions and medial apical cortices illuminated by fluorescent protein tags

Hippo pathway activated in different places in cells, new research finds

New research published recently in Developmental Cell sheds light on the activation of the Hippo pathway in Drosophila melanogaster cells.

Postdoctoral researcher...


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UChicago prof Sally Horne-Badovinac describes cell communication

Sally Horne-Badovinac, PhD (Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology) is the senior researcher on a paper published in ...


UChicago dean, faculty address changes in Washington

Dean of the Biological Sciences Division Kenneth Polonsky, MD, recently addressed the White House's executive orders on immigration and the Affordable Care Act on his blog and elsewhere.

In an...


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Ecology & Evolution team reconstruct ancient genes

Ecology and Evolution graduate student Mo Siddiq and professor Joe Thornton recently...


A cluster of clostridium difficile bacteria

A cluster of clostridium difficile bacteria
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The Atlantic Covers Jack Gilbert, Hospital Microbiome Project

The Atlantic magazine recently profiled the Hospital Microbiome Project, led by UChicago Biosciences professor...


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In farewell address, President Obama praises Sliman Bensmaia's work

In his farewell address on Tuesday night, President Obama praised the work of Sliman Bensmaia (Associate Professor, Organismal Biology & Anatomy, Committees on Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience). Bensmaia, on a...


Lauren Sallan, PhD

Integrative Biology Alumna named TED2017 Fellow

Paleobiologist Lauren Sallan (PhD'12, Integrative Biology; Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania) was named a TED2017 Fellow...

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