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GME Hackathon finishes first intense day

The Genetic Mechanism and Evolution (GME) T32 training grant is currently hosting its first hackathon on Tuesday, September 20th and Wednesday, September 21st, with a post-hackathon debrief session on Thursday, September 22nd from 3pm - 5pm. The goal of the hackathon is for participants to enjoy...


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First annual Southside Science Festival seeking volunteers

The University of Chicago’s Physical Sciences Division, Biological Sciences Division, and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering are co-organizing and hosting the first annual South Side Science Festival. This free festival will bring together...


Dr. Manyuan Long

Manyuan Long, PhD named Guggenheim Fellow

Prof. Manyuan Long (Ecology and Evolution, Evolutionary Biology, GGSB) is an evolutionary geneticist who focuses on how new genes originate in organisms. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship this year, selected on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. His work combines...


Seven UChicago Biosciences students receive prestigious NSF GRFP awards

Seven current UChicago Biosciences students were selected to receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards that reflect the excellence and broad range of research undertaken by our PhD students.

Biophysical Sciences student Hope Anderson is...


Janina Jeff

E. E. Just Lecture Janina Jeff, May 13, 2 PM - BSLC 115

Save the date: Dr. Janina Jeff will join us to deliver the annual E. E. Just Lecture on campus on Friday, May 13, 2022, 2pm, BSLC 115. Students are invited to attend a Q&A session with Dr. Jeff at 1pm. ...


David Kovar

UChicago Biosciences welcomes new Dean, Dr. David Kovar

David R. Kovar, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been named the new Dean of Graduate Affairs. Dr. Kovar will begin on March 1 in an overlapping role with Vicky Prince, PhD, Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and current...


Robert B. Uretz, PhD

Easing financial burden for first year graduate students

In 2019, Jane Miller, LAB’77, established the Robert B. Uretz, PhD, Memorial Awards in memory of her father, Robert Uretz, SB’47, PhD’54, and his commitment to graduate education. The awards, which provide financial support to incoming graduate students in the Division of the Biological Sciences...


Edward Bouchet

BDC to sponsor 3 students to attend Bouchet Conference at Yale in April

This year the Biological Sciences Diversity Committee (BDC) would like to sponsor three BSD graduate students to attend the Bouchet Conference at Yale...


Briseis Aschebrook Kilfoy

NIH awards $170M to national network of universities for Nutrition for Precision Health study

Public Health Sciences faculty member, Dr. Briseis Aschebrook-Kilfoy is leading the University of Chicago effort to contribute to an ambitious six university NIH research...


Chuan He

RNA breakthrough creates crops that can grow 50% more potatoes, rice

Manipulating RNA can allow plants to yield dramatically more crops, as well as increasing drought tolerance, announced a group of scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University and Guizhou University. In initial tests, adding a gene encoding for a protein called FTO to both rice...

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