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Latest News

Dr. Joanna Wilson Named University Scholar

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Six McMaster professors have been named 2019 University Scholars, an award that recognizes the achievements of mid-career researchers. Recipients have distinguished themselves as international scholars and... Read more

Teaching-Track Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology and Cellular Physiology

Thursday, 28 February 2019

The Department of Biology at McMaster is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a Teaching-Track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  The preferred start date... Read more

Natalie D’Silva receives Schlumberger fellowship

Friday, 23 November 2018

Natalie D’Silva won’t be at the FirstOntario Concert Hall today to walk across the stage and receive her PhD. Instead, she’ll be at Brown... Read more

Scientists uncover crucial biological circuits

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health... Read more

Sarah Marzec wins poster award

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sarah Marzec has won the 2nd Biennial Meeting Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Read more

2016 / 17 Graduate Research Day

Monday, 6 February 2017

Join us for the 4th annual Graduate Research Day Ewart Angus Centre and HSC-1A6 – February 23, 2017 Read more

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