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Quantitative analysis reveals unequal impact of COVID-19

Neil Sheth, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program, examined the unequal impact of COVID-19 on different communities within large cities.  “A quantitative analysis reveals that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a greater impact on [Chicago and New York] communities...


Brooke Weigel selected as Harper Fellow

Brooke Weigel (Evolutionary Biology) has been selected for the William Rainey Harper Fellowship for 2020-2021.  This award is the among the highest awards given by the University of Chicago, and only one receipent from the...


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Research collaboration continues with help from Zoom

As we comply with the social distancing and work-from-home as proscribed by the State of Illinois and the University of Chicago, lab meetings continue over various remote platforms. This is a lab meeting for Dean Vicky Prince's lab over Zoom:


Three students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

UChicago Biosciences graduate students Amanda Keplinger (Cell and Molecular Biology, Advisor: Alexander Ruthenburg), Hannah Martin (Neurobiology, Advisor: Ruth Anne Eatock) and Jaeda Patton (Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology, Advisor: Joseph Thornton), have been awarded 2020 National...


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BSD- Specific Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority.  We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed.  Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here...


UChicago Biosciences Alum part of team to announce landmark findings

Alumni Carrie Albertin (PhD, Organismal Biology and Anatomy, 2015), who currently works at the Marine Biological Laboratory, is part of a team who are the first to publish the squid's full genome sequence. Albertin says, "A genome is the first step for answering a lot of questions about the...


Mussels adapt to climate change due to genetic variation

Mark Bitter (PhD student, Ecology and Evolution) is the lead author on a study about mussels and their genetic makeup. Seawater pH levels are declining due to carbon emissions which could cause population decreases among aquatic species. The study found, however, that mussels are adapting more...


The Human Cell Atlas

Assistant Professor Oni Basu (Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology),  Assistant Professor Sebastian Pott (Human Genetics),  Professor Matthew Stephens (Human Genetics), and Martin Boyer Professor Eugene B. Chang (Microbiology) received funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley...


UChicago Biosciences Alum finds that birds are shrinking in size due to climate change

Alumni Benjamin Winger (PhD, Evolutionary Biology, 2015), now an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, and assistant curator at the Museum of Zoology, co-authored a study that found that increasing climate temperatures could be affecting the size of birds. Winger stated, "Warming...

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