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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Ann Emery publishes paper in Journal of Virology

Emery_2017Ann Emery (Ron Swanstrom lab) published an article titled “Characterizing HIV-1 splicing using next generation sequencing” in Journal of Virology (Early Online). (Image: Splicing in founder and transmittend HIV-1 (click to enlarge; see article for details.)

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Greg Zapotoczny publishes paper in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics

Zapotoczny_2017Greg Zapotoczny (Jeff Sekelsky lab) published an article titled “Human cell assays for synthesis-dependent strand annealing and crossing over during double-strand break repair” in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics (Early Online). (Image: U2OS cells expression GFP (crossover) or GFP and mCherry (non-crossover) after double-strand break repair; see article for details.)

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Mira Pronobis publishes paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell

Pronobis_2017Mira Pronobis (Mark Peifer lab) published an article titled “Reconstituting regulation of the canonical Wnt pathway by engineering a minimal β-catenin destruction machine” in Molecular Biology of the Cell . (Image: Superesolution microscopy (SIM) showing assembly into supermolecular puncta of Axin alone, Axin plus APC or the a designed chimera; click to enlarge; see article for details.)

 

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Bailey Peck publishes paper in Journal of Biological Chemistry

Peck_2017Bailey Peck (Praveen Sethupathy lab) published an article titled “Functional transcriptomics in diverse intestinal epithelial cell types reveals robust microRNA sensitivity in intestinal stem cells to microbial status” in Journal of Biological Chemistry (online ahead of print). Bailey’s paper was featured in an article from the UNC Newsroom.  Image: Model of miR-375-3p-mediated effects of microbiota on intestinal epithelial stem cell proliferation; see article for details.

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