octopus

Octopus genome sequenced

August 12, 2015

The first whole genome analysis of an octopus has been completed by an international team of scientist led by Clifton Ragsdale, associate professor of neurobiology and organismal biology and anatomy. Their findings reveal the unique genomic features that likely played a role in the evolution of octopus traits such as large complex nervous systems and adaptive camouflage. [Read more]

At the forefront… of office pets!

December 22, 2014

Research can be a tough gig for professors and graduate students alike. Sometimes, having a companion in the office or lab can help brighten the atmosphere and make everything just a little easier to manage. Join three UChicago Biological Sciences Division professors and two graduate students as they chat about the pets that keep them company at work. [Read more]