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Dean David Kovar, DEI awardee Joash Lake and Diversity Program Manager Christina Roman at BDC meeting, Nov. 14.

Trainees recognized for extraordinary DEI leadership

Eight UChicago Biosciences predocs and one postdoctoral fellow were recognized for their extraordinary efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts by the BSD Diversity Committee (BDC) on Monday, November 14, 2022 at a special award reception after the Autumn Quarter meeting. Dean...


Karen Echeverri, MBL Scientist

DRSB and IB launch new joint graduate program with MBL, whose scientists include Dr. Karen Echeverri who studies regenerative ability and scar free wound healing.

MBL and UChicago combine research and education experience for unparalleled program

The newly established joint program between the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the University of Chicago (UChicago) leverages the unique partnership between two leading research institutions and combines the...


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...

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