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Edwin (Chip) Ferguson, PhD, Appointed as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Congratulations to Edwin (Chip) Ferguson, PhD, for his appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs!

His research at the University of Chicago has primarily focused on embryonic pattern formation in the fruit fly Drosophila. 

Dr. Ferguson has been recognized for excellence in...


Olufunmilayo Olopade

GRIT Speaker Event Featuring Dr. Funmi Olopade

In celebration of Black History Month, the Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT) will be hosting a discussion with Dr. Funmi Olopade on February 23rd at 4:00pm. Dr. Olopade (...


Shana Augustin

Eight UChicago Biosciences alums named inspiring Black scientists

Eight UChicago Bioscience alums, 6 PhDs and 2 Postdocs, have been named among 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in Amercia in the Crosstalk Cell Press Blog. Avery D. Posey (...


Alexander Galluppi

Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Prize awarded to Alexander Galluppi

DEAN’S OUTSTANDING TEACHING ASSISTANT PRIZE AWARDED TO ALEXANDER GALLUPPI

The 2019-2020 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...


Ecology & Evolution alum demonstrates value of urban ecology

Alumna Alison Anastasio, PhD (Ecology and Evolution, 2009) is featured in the Autumn edition of Medicine on the Midway:

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BSD faculty and graduate students share their UChicago stories

Thank you to the faculty and graduate students of the Biological Sciences Division who participated in these video projects for sharing their unique connections to the University of Chicago.  


Sue Levison

Sue Levison selected to receive BSD Staff Leadership Award

Sue Levison, graduate education administrator for Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology and Human Genetics, has been chosen to receive the Leadership Award at the Biological Sciences Division's second annual...


Yinan Li, a graduate student at UChicago, gains understanding of gene regulation in neurons

Yinan Li, a graduate student at UChicago, wants to understand how transcription factors work through the study of C. elegans. Under Paschalis Kratsios, PhD, at the Kratsios Lab, they showed how a certain terminal selector was responsible in part for assuring a young neuron stayed on the...


Chris Schell

Christopher J. Schell, Ph.D (CEB 2015) is an Assistant Professor in the Sciences and Mathematics Division at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Christopher Schell discusses racism and discrimination in the field as a Black scientist

Christopher Schell, an Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology at the University of Washington is quoted in the  Chicago Sun-Times on the challenges of being a field scientist while Black. Schell received his PhD from...

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