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Tyler Starr

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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...


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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...


University Administration building Levi Hall in letter

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UChicago urges White House and Congress to continue DACA

In a letter on September 2, 2017, President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier urged President Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In their letter, Zimmer and Diermeier point out that the program provides approximately 800,000 students in the United...


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Grad students DJ Speed and Christina Roman receive HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

UChicago Biosciences graduate students Christina Roman (Piccirilli lab, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) and...


Andrey Rzhetsky, Edna K. Papazian Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics

Prof. Andrey Rzhetsky and grad student Kanix Wang uncover novel correlations between diseases using big data

Andrey Rzhetsky, the Edna K. Papazian Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, and Kanix Wang, Rzhetsky lab member and Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology...


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Prof. Zhe-Xi Luo & grad student David Grossnickle discover earliest winged mammals with international team

Professor Zhe-Xi Luo (Organismal Biology and Anatomy) and graduate student David Grossnickle (Comittee on Evolutionary Biology) are authors on two papers published in the journal Nature on the earliest winged mammals. 160 million-...


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UChicago Biosciences student featured in Self magazine

Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program student Molly Imgruet (McNerney lab) has been featured in Self magazine for her participation in the recent March for Science Chicago. Asked why she marched, Imgruet answered...


Jo Handelsman, PhD, with BSD students and postdocs after her lecture

Former White House Associate Director of Science leads science policy seminar

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Jo Handelsman, PhD, came to the University of Chicago to lead a science policy seminar sponsored by the Postdoctoral Association Science Policy Committee....


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Grad students and postdocs march for science in Chicago and Washington

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, University of Chicago students and postdocs from the Biological Sciences Division came together with other STEM folks and beyond on Saturday to demonstrate in support of science.

An estimated 60,000 people showed up to march on Saturday, according to the...


Zeray Alemseged, PhD

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...

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