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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GMB Students Participate in NC DNA Day

Canon_DNA_DayMore than two dozen GMB students participated in the 9th Annual North Carolina DNA Day by visiting state high schools to talk to students about DNA and science. An article, featuring GMB student Maren Canon (Karen Mohlke lab), was published on the UNC Healthcare website.

Giri Murlidharan publishes paper in Journal of Virology

Murlidharan_2015Giri Murlidharan (Aravind Asokan lab) published an article titled “Unique glycan signatures regulate adeno-associated virus tropism in the developing brain” in Journal of Virology 89:3976-87. (Image: localization of CBA protein introduced by AAV in primary astrocytes; see paper for full image and legend.)

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

Esteban Terzo publishes paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell

Terzo_2015Esteban Terzo (Bob Duronio lab) published an article titled “Distinct self-interaction domains promote Multi Sex Combs accumulation in and formation of the Drosophila histone locus body” in Molecular Biology of the Cell 26:1559-74. (Image: co-localization of GFP-MXC and FLASH at the histone locus body; see paper for full image and legend.)

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

NRSA T32 Training Grant Renewed for Years 41-45

The NNIGMSRSA T32 training grant that supports the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology was renewed by NIGMS. The proposal, submitted in January, 2014, received a priority score of 20 in the June study section. This grant, which has been funded since 1975, will continue to support training activities and contribute to the stipends of selected GMB students until 2020.

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