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Biology is fundamental to our changing world. The 21st century challenge for our students, our scholars, and the greater society is to understand our place in this changing world and to create fundamental knowledge for informed policies, economies, and social structure.

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Ocean Epidemics From Foundation to Keystone Species

Drew Harvell, Cornell University
- | virtual

Seminar with Drew Harvell

Cornell University

Host: Katie Barott

The Harvell Lab studies infectious disease outbreaks of foundation and keystone species in the ocean. The lab's current focus is…



The Lysosome in Nutrient Sensing and Cellular Growth Control

Dr. Roberto Zoncu, University of California Berkeley
- | Leidy 10 Auditorium

In order to grow, cells must tightly coordinate biosynthetic processes with catabolic programs. The master regulator, mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) kinase, integrates signals from nutrients,…



Hidden Forces: Unconscious Bias at Work

Ralph DeLucia, Associate Director
- | virtual

This program considers how forms of bias are reflected in our prejudicial, stereotypical, and assumptive belief structures that can have a detrimental impact on our academic culture and our interpersonal interactions…

Due the COVID-19 epidemic, the University of Pennsylvania has limited on-campus activities. As such, our team will be working remotely until further notice. If you need assistance, please send an email to biology@sas.upenn.edu, and we will happily assist you in a virtual format. For immediate service during normal working hours (M-F, 9am to 5pm) our phones are operational.

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For the most current information regarding the Spring 2021 Semester, please visit: https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/