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Shubin lab research covered in the mainstream press

Research published in Nature on August 17, 2016, by members of the Shubin lab was covered the next day in the New York Times.

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UChicago Researchers find key to asthma resistance in Amish children

Research involving Hutterite and Amish communities has led to new understandings of innate asthma immunity in children, according to a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by UChicago professors Carole Ober and Anne Sperling and gr

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Bob Grossman featured for Genomic Data Commons work

Bob Grossman, Principal Investigator for the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) and director of the Center for Data Intensive Science at UChicago, was recently featured in Crain’s Chicago for his work on the GDC. 

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Is Your Soap Messing with Your Microbiome?

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Antibiotics vs. Alzheimer's?

Professors Sam Sisodia (Neurobiology) and Eugene Chang (Medicine) study the effects of changes in the gut microbiome in a recent Science Life article

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Dean Vicky Prince Interviewed On Career Training

Dean of Graduate Affairs VIcky Prince was interviewed by Neuronline about training graduate students for diverse career paths.

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Divisional Academic Ceremony

The Biological Sciences Division held its annual Divisional Academic Ceremony (DAC) on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. 

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Developmental Biology Mini-Symposium Showcases Faculty & Student Research

On April 28, 2016, the Committee on Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology and the NICHD-supported Developmental Biology Training Program sponsored a mini-symposium on developmental biology.

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2016 Fellows Fete

BSD graduate student recipients of fellowships from the NIH, NSF, and other foundations and institutions gathered in the GCIS Atrium last Wednesday, April 6, to celebrate their accomplishments with faculty and staff. 

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BSD Students Create Gallery-Worthy Art

A group of University of Chicago and Northwestern graduate students and postdocs, including BSD students Adam Brown, Kevin Song, Celia Fernandez, Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan, Tim Fessenden, Patrick McCall, and Tim Sosa, recently collaborated on a one-night exhibition, The Art of Science, at Pilsen's Second Fridays gallery night. 

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Chicago SACNAS 2016 Symposium - Submit Abstracts

The Chicago chapter of SACNAS (Society for Advancement for Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) wishes to invite you to the SACNAS Chicago 2016 Symposium: Celebrating Diversity, Building Community in STEM on Saturday, May 14th from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Congratulations NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships:

  • Lauren Blake, Human Genetics
  • Ben Fosque, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
  • Andrew George, Integrative Biology
  • Katharine Henderson, Integrative Biology
  • Natalia Piland, Evolutionary Biology

We also want to congratulate Hannah Whitehurst, incoming PhD student in Ecology and Evolution.

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Science Out of the Big Box

Our students often have to get creative when they are out in the field. Science writer Kevin Jiang recently covered two BSD students and one graduate from the Evolutionary Biology Program: Courtney Stepien, Shane DuBay, and Christopher Schell (PhD '15).

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A new day for RNA

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Octopus genome sequenced

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