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Ecology and Evolution Professor and Co-Director of the Microbiome Center stays focused on broder world of microbes

The Microbiome Center is a group of scientists dedicated to learning about the world of microbes. Originally founded by the University of Chicago, The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Argonne National Laboratory the group continues to focus on it's founding ideals. 

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Biotech adopts tech's popular coding boot camp model

UChicago alum Josiah Zayner PhD '13 has created a new program to train non-biotech students to perform entry level biotech jobs. Zayner's program mimics the tech world's coding bootcamps, which train people to perform tech entry level jobs in an intensive over several months. The tech industry...


Thomas Nagylaki, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolution, 1944-2019

On February 10, 2019, we are sad to report that Thomas Nagylaki passed away due to liver disease complications. Dr. Nagylaki, professor emeritus, worked in the Department of Ecology and Evolution and was a member of the Committee on Genetics, Genomics &Systems Biology.

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Professors, graduate students, and recent graduates discuss Celiac Disease research

University of Chicago's Professor Bana Jabri, MD, PhD, the Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Pediatrics, and Toufic Mayassi, recent graduate in Immunology discuss their new research on the...


UChicago's faculty, students, and alum study the flu in elderly people

University of Chicago's Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences Division Patrick Wilson, along with Alexandra Cabanov (current Immunology student), Marcos Costa Vieira (current Ecology and Evolution student), and Kaval Kaur PhD...


Dean Victoria Prince shares her 2019 goals for the BSD

With the opening of a new year, comes a time for assessing priorities. Our Dean and Director, Vicky Prince, shares her goals for the coming year. 

The Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association points to this and writes:

"Victoria Prince, PhD, dean and director, Office of...



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New discoveries in neuroscience research by UChicago's Associate Professor Sliman Bensmaia and alum Justin Lieber

The sensation of touch is an important part of almost everyone's every daily lives. University of Chicago's Associate Professor Sliman Bensmaia and postdoctoral scholar Justin Lieber (PhD, 2018, Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago) bring this...


NIH operational during partial federal government shutdown

We would like to remind the extramural research community that both the NIH and Grants.gov remain operational during the current partial federal government shutdown.

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Researchers bring scientific discoveries to market

UChicago supports faculty- and student-founded companies to broaden impact of research

Few people get a bigger whiff of the entrepreneurial spirit taking hold among biosciences faculty members than Thelma Tennant. "I...

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