DianaChongTalk
Diana Chong speaks at the 2016 Genetics Retreat in Asheville, NC.

The Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB) is an interdepartmental PhD program that trains students broadly in the fields of genetics and molecular biology. The Curriculum was initiated in 1963 and has been supported by an NRSA T32 training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) since 1974.

We train outstanding students to be creative, sophisticated research scientists.  Our students have excellent publication records and are successful in obtaining grants and winning regional and national awards.  NIGMS highlighted our program for its “notable record of diversity recruitment and retention”.

The research interests of the faculty span a broad range of topics, from model organisms genetics to clinical and translational research; quantitative genetics and complex traits to virology and plant genetics.

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Talia Hatkevich and Kathryn Kohl publish paper in Current Biology

hatkevich_2017Talia Hatkevich (Jeff Sekelsky lab) and Kathryn Kohl (former GMB student, currently Assistant Professor at Winthrop University) published an article titled “Bloom syndrome helicase promotes meiotic crossover patterning and homolog disjunction” in Current Biology, highlighted in a Dispatch. GMB student Michaelyn Hartmann was a co-author. Image: Graphical abstract showing effects of Blm mutation on meiotic crossover patterning; click to magnify; see article for details.

Please see our page on Publications by GMB Students for more.

Mike Conlin awarded F31 fellowship

conlin_mikeMike Conlin (Dale Ramsden lab) was awarded an NRSA F31 fellowship from the National Cancer Institute. The title of his project is “Mechanism of Damage Tolerance by Nonhomologous End Joining.

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

Christian Parobek publishes paper in PNAS

parobek_2016bChristian Parobek (Jonathon Juliano lab) published an article titled “Selective sweep suggests transcriptional regulation may underlie Plasmodium vivax resilience to malaria control measures in Cambodia” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Early Edition). Image: Manhattan plot of sites under strong selection; see article for details.

Please see our page on Publications by GMB Students for more.

Christian Parobek publishes paper in Molecular Ecology Resources

parobek_2016aChristian Parobek (Jonathon Juliano lab) published an article titled “skelesim: an extensible, general framework for population genetic simulation in R” in Molecular Ecology Resources. Image: Output from skelesim simulations. See article for details.

Please see our page on Publications by GMB Students for more.

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