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Left: Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Michael Levitt Right: UChicago student Ana Beiriger

Experiencing the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament in 1895, leaving much of his fortune to support what we now know as the Nobel Prizes. These have arguably become the most prestigious prizes in the world, honoring the remarkable achievements of Nobel Laureates from around the world. Each year, a...


BSD makes GRE optional

Joining the ranks of more than 60 institutions and graduate programmes across the United States, the Biological Sciences Division has cut a standard test from its graduate admissions requirements. The decision aims to boost the likelihood of admission for minority and female applicants by...


The Chicago EYES team

Comprehensive Cancer Center provides hands-on research experience for students and teachers

Chicago Educators and Youth Enjoy Science (Chicago EYES), a science pipeline program led by Professor Eileen Dolan (Cancer Biology; Genetics,...


a shark swims toward the glass wall of an aquarium where four people watch it

Humans and sharks share a common ancestor

A recent article published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests that humans and sharks shared a common ancestor some 440 million years ago.

Study authors include professor...


BSD faculty receive named, distinguished service professorships

Professors Daniel A. Arber (Pathology), Bana Jabri (Committee on Immunology, Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition), Carole Ober (Human Genetics; Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology), and Louis Philipson (Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition) have all...


Nicho Hatsopoulos with a robotic arm

New paper shows that amputees can control robotic arms

Karthikeyan Balasubramanian, senior researcher in the Hatsopoulos lab, is the first author on a new paper in Nature that shows that...


Two sets of horned larks that show ones with sooty bellies and clean bellies

Horned Larks collected in Illinois between 1904 and 1916 (left) and California and British Columbia between 1903 and 1922 (right). (Photo: Carl Fuldner and Shane DuBay).

UChicago grad students measure pollution in the past

UChicago Biosciences graduate student Shane DuBay (Committee on Evolutionary Biology) and UChicago Art History graduate student Carl Fuldner have recently published a paper in...


Tyler Starr

Photo by Matt Wood

Graduate Student Tyler Starr and professor Joseph Thornton determine alternate evolutionary histories

Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics graduate student Tyler Starr and professor Joseph Thornton (Ecology and Evolution) have published a paper in...


Aerial view of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole

BSD's Quantitative Biology Bootcamp awarded NSF funding

UChicago Biosciences' distinctive Quantitative Biology Bootcamp at MBL, now in its third year, has been awarded funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is part of the NSF's...

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