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UChicago and the idea of ecological succession

Ecological succession is the process by which the mix of species and habitat in an area changes over time. Gradually, these communities replace one another until a “climax community”—like a mature forest—is reached, or until a disturbance, like a fire, occurs.

Ecological succession is a...

Sliman Bensmaia

Bensmaia lab receives nearly $10M to study the sensorimotor system

Understanding the relationship between somatosensation (the senses of touch and proprioception, or the sense of the body in space) and motor control is challenging — especially when it comes to understanding the exquisitely sensitive and delicate sensation and movement of the human hand.


Yifei Hu

Yifei Hu helps develop reagent to improve CAR T-cell therapy

Over the past five years, a type of cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy has given some patients hope for remission. This technique adds a gene—called a chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR—to a patient’s immune cells, which helps these cells find and attack cancers.

Researchers at...

Jenna Guthmiller

UChicago researchers help identify important site of vulnerability on influenza viruses

UChicago postdoctoral researcher Dr. Jenna Guthmiller is the first author on a study published in Nature on Dec. 23, which found that a small subset of antibodies elicited by experimental and existing influenza vaccines target a site at the base, or anchor, of the influenza virus...


Mark Westneat leads multigenerational academic effort to study damselfishes

Damselfishes are one of the largest fish families in the world, with at least 422 different species, including one of the most instantly recognizable fish of all, the clownfish of Finding Nemo fame. These small, colorful fish mostly live around coral reefs in tropical and temperate...

Vish Venkataraman

Integrative Biology's Vish Venkataraman will speak at inauguration of President Paul Alivisatos

During the Friday, Oct. 29 inauguration of President Paul Alivisatos, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will host speakers representing UChicago faculty, staff, students and alumni, and the local community at the inauguration of President Paul Alivisatos. Integrative biology student, Vish Venkataraman...

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Broader impacts fair helps students get involved in science outreach

All students are invited to attend the 2021 Virtual Broader Impacts Fair on Thursday, October 28, 12-2pm. The Broader Impacts Fair provides an opportunity for students to meet and volunteer with...

Jennifer McPartland
  • Jennifer McPartland (PhD ’08 Microbiology) Senior Scientist, Health, Environmental Defense Fund will participate in the Alumni Forum

8th Annual myCHOICE-BSD Alumni Career Forum Saturday, October 30th & November 5th – 12th

The myCHOICE-BSD Alumni Career Forum is an annual event sponsored by UChicagoGRAD, myCHOICE, and the University of Chicago Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association. The Career Forum provides the opportunity for BSD graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to engage with alumni...

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BDC hosting visit to DuSable Museum Oct 19

With our ongoing efforts to establish enduring relationships between the BSD and our neighboring south side communities, the BSD Diversity Committee (BDC) cordially invites BSD community members to join an educational visit to the DuSable Museum of African American History, on Tuesday...

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NSF Inclusive Teaching Course

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program, is...

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