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2013/14 UG Award Winners

Congratulations to winners of Biology Undergraduate awards! Read More

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The newly built Greenhouse allows our faculty to study plant biodiversity, biofuels and climate change. Read More


  • Registration is now available for the 2014 NYU CGSB Symposium, "Genomes Evolving." The symposium will take place on Friday, June 6, 2014.

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  • David Gresham recently published an optimized method for next-generation genetic screens in the open access journal of the Genetics Society of America, G3.

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  • PhD student, Jungeui Hong and David Gresham have published a high resolution study of adaptive evolution of budding yeast in nutrient-limited environments.

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  • CGSB faculty member Michael Purugganan was recently welcomed as the new U.S. representative to the Human Frontier Science Program’s Council of Scientists.

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  • CGSB post-doctoral fellow, Rachel Meyer, recently co-founded a botanical blends company called “Shoots and Roots Bitters”.

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Stephen J. Small


"Studying the molecules that transform fertilized eggs into complex animals that can fly."

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Video Spotlight

Kris Gunsalus talks about her latest Cell paper on gene networks in a complex tissue

High-content screening for gene profiling has generally been limited to single cells. Here, we explore an alternative approach—profiling gene function by analyzing effects of gene knockdowns on the architecture of a complex tissue in a multicellular organism. Read More