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.

A team of Scientists led by Tao Pan develop a high-throughput RNA sequencing strategy to study the activity of the gut microbiome


Tao Pan, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and A. Murat Eren, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at UChicago, demonstrated the application of tRNA sequencing to gut micobiome samples from mice that were fed either a low-fat or high-fat diet. Read more here.

Biological Sciences Division Drops GRE Requirement


The University’s biological sciences graduate program in June removed the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) admissions requirement across all graduate programs, at the urging of the Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT), a student organization that advocates for diversity and inclusion. For the full article, see the Chicago Maroon

BMB student Tina Roman led nationally recognized SACNAS chapter


Christina Roman is the outgoing president of the University of Chicago SACNAS Chapter, which was awarded the 2018 SACNAS Professional Development Award. Christina and the other chapter leaders were formally reconized at the National SACNAS conference in San Antonio, Texas on October 13. Christina is a fourth year graduate student trainee in Joe Piccirilli's lab.