The 2013 Dept of Genetics and Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientific Retreat at the Beach.

Welcome to GMB

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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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Alicia Greenwalt awarded NRSA F31 fellowship

Congratulations to Alicia Greenwalt (Cyrus Vaziri labGreenwalt_Alicia), who was awarded an NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.  Her project is titled “Targeting trans-lesion synthesis (TLS) for cancer therapy”.

Matt Simon publishes paper in Cell Reports

Simon_CellReportsMatt Simon (Shawn Ahmed lab) published an article titled “Reduced insulin/IGF-1 signaling restores germ cell immortality to Caenorhabditis elegans Piwi mutants.” published in Cell Reports 7: 762-773. (Image: Changes in expression of tandem repeat loci, genome-wide.)

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

David Wyatt awarded American Heart Association fellowship

Wyatt_DavidCongratulations to David Wyatt (Dale Ramsden lab), who was awarded a grant from the American Heart Association.  His project is titled “Mechanisms and Requirements of Alternative End Joining”.

Seven students appointed to genetics training grant

Seven students were selected to appointment to the T32 training grant, now entering it’s 40th year of NIGMS funding. These students were chosen from 22 highly qualified applicants:

  • Salma Azam, lab of Chad Pecot
  • Mike Conlin, lab of Dale Ramsden
  • Philip Coryell, lab of Jeremy Purvis
  • Julia DiFiore, lab of Brian Strahl
  • Talia Hatkevich, lab of Jeff Sekelsky
  • David Lee, lab of Maura Calabrese
  • Katie Rehain, lab of Amy Shaub Maddox


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