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Undergraduate biochemistry student delivers student address at commencement 2024

Monday, May 20, 2024

undergraduate biochemistry student delivering address at commencement

GOOD ADVICE: Undergraduate speaker, Emily Bonanno, told fellow graduates to "live in the moment, seize the day, and appreciate the joys in life." (University of Rochester photo / Keith Walters)

The Biochemistry and Biophysics Department is proud to congratulate Emily Bonnano on being selected as the Undergraduate Class Speaker for the 2024 University Commencement Ceremony. Chosen by a committee of university administrators, this prestigious honor reflects Emily's outstanding achievements and significant contributions to our university community.

Emily graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences: Biochemistry and is also the recipient of the 2024 Percy Dutton Award and the Ayman-Amin Salem Memorial Prize. We wish Emily and the entire Class of 2024 the best in their future endeavors. May they always strive to be "Ever Better." Meliora!

Rochester and Albany launch new Center of Excellence in RNA research

Friday, May 10, 2024

The joint venture between the University of Rochester and University at Albany will drive economic development through research and training.

The University of Rochester and University at Albany are partnering on a new Center of Excellence in RNA Research and Therapeutics focused on developing RNA-based therapies and training the next generation of New York’s biotechnology workforce.

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) led the charge to secure funds in the 2024–25 New York State Enacted Budget to establish the new Center of Excellence, known as CERRT, which will initially receive $250,000.

Home to renowned scientists with decades of experience and millions of dollars in external funding for RNA-based research, the institutions will work together to promote economic growth through continued scientific discovery and partnership with industry.

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Biochemistry graduate student Tiana Rohe receives special fellowship

Friday, April 26, 2024

Tiana RoheCongratulations to Tiana Rohe, a Biochemistry graduate student, who received a special fellowship from the Department of Defense.

The NDSEG Fellowship was established for doctoral students who are US citizens, to investigate areas which are of interest to the Department of Defense. Tiana's work will be supported by the Office of Naval Research, and is concerned with the sustainable degradation of marine plastics using vegetative, sporulated and enzymatic 3D-bioprinted materials. In addition to her support from ONR, Tiana also received an Honorable Mention for this award from the NSF.

Mitch O’Connell: A Serendipitous Path to CRISPR

Monday, February 26, 2024

The Aussie native originally thought of becoming an astrophysicist. Now, he’s exploring the intricate universe of protein structures.

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