Stephanie Bellendir prepares to do some genetics.
Stephanie Bellendir doing genetics.

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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Jordan Kardos publishes paper in JCI Insight

Kardos2016Jordan Kardos (William Kim lab) published an article titled “Claudin-low bladder tumors are immune infiltrated and actively immune suppressed” in JCI Insight. Image: Box plot of immune suppression gene signature z scores across the Pan-Cancer tumor types. See paper for details.


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

Li-Chung Tsao publishes paper in Retrovirology

Su2016Li-Chung Tsao (Lishan Su lab) published an article titled “CCR5 interaction with HIV-1 Env contributes to Env-induced depletion of CD4 T cells in vitro and in vivo” in Retrovirology 13: 22. Image: FACS plots of CD4 and CD8 staining live CD3(+) T cells infected with a highly pathogenic HIV-1 isolate. See paper for details.


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Three GMB students receive Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Congratulations to Becky Bigler (Anne Taylor lab), Joy Meserve (Bob Duronio lab), and Danielle Rogers (Jeff Sekelsky lab) on being awarded Dissertation Completion Fellowships from The Graduate School at UNC.

Lauren Waldron Wasson publishes paper in Developmental Cell

Waldron_2016Lauren Waldron Wasson (Frank Conlon lab) published an article titled “The cardiac TBX5 interactome reveals a chromatin remodeling network essential for cardiac septation” in Developmental Cell 36: 262-275. Image: Low-magnification transverse section of a developing Xenopus heart; see article for complete figure and details.


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

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