Kate Cavanaugh wins Porter Prize from ASCB


Kate Cavanaugh has been Awarded the 2020 Porter Prize for Reseach Excellence from the American Society for Cell Biology for her work on junctional shortening during epithelial morphogenesis. Please visit the link below to learn more about this prestigious award. Congratualtions, Kate!

ASCB Porter Prize

BSD specific guidance on 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. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.

NICHD renews funding for DBTP T32 for five more years


The Developmental Biology Training Program T32 was renewed for five more years in April 2019 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). During the past five years, the DBTP supported 13 trainees including 8 women and 4 trainees from groups underrepresented in science. Learn more about the DBTP here.

"University drops test scores from graduate-admissions criteria" -- BSD GRIT Team featured


Joining the ranks of more than 60 institutions and graduate programmes across the United States, the Biological Sciences Division has cut a standard test from its graduate admissions requirements. The decision aims to boost the likelihood of admission for minority and female applicants by levelling the playing field.The full story is on NatureJobs

"Experiencing the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting" -- Ana Beiriger and Julio Miranda Alban featured


Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament in 1895, leaving much of his fortune to support what we now know as the Nobel Prizes. These have arguably become the most prestigious prizes in the world, honoring the remarkable achievements of Nobel Laureates from around the world. Each year, a group of science Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau in Germany to meet the next generation of budding leading scientists.

"Why birds are smarter than you think" -- Steve Briscoe and Cliff Ragsdale featured


Neuronal cell types in the brains of birds linked to goal-directed behaviors and cognition are similar to cells in the mammalian neocortex, the large, layered structure on the outer surface of the brain where most higher-order processing takes place.