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As a collegial and energetic community, the Department of Biology has 60 primary and 10 joint and adjunct faculty members housed in five research locations. The department has three living Nobel Prize winners, 31 National Academy of Science members, 14 HHMI Investigators, one HHMI Early Career Investigator and seven National of Medal of Science winners.
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