Welcome to GMB
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.
Tiki Hayes publishes paper in Cancer Cell
Tiki Hayes (Channing Der lab) published an article titled “Long-term ERK inhibition in KRAS-mutant pancreatic cancer is associated with MYC degradation and senescence-like growth suppression” in Cancer Cell 29: 75-89. Image: Treated PANC253 tumors; see article for details.
Dan Serber publishes paper in Biology of Reproduction
Dan Serber (Terry Magnuson lab) published an article titled “The mouse INO80 chromatin remodeling complex is an essential meiotic factor for spermatogenesis” in Biology of Reproduction (epub ahead of print). Image: unrepaired DNA breaks in Ino80cKO spermatocytes; see article for details.
Christian Parobek publishes paper in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Christian Parobek (Jonathon Juliano lab) published an article titled “Next-Generation sequencing and comparative analysis of sequential outbreaks caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii at a large academic burn center” in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (online ahead of print). Image: Reconstruction of transmission chains for multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak isolates. See article for details.
Tamara Roman publishes paper in American Journal of Human Genetics
Tamara Roman (Karen Mohlke lab) published an article titled “Multiple hepatic regulatory variants at the GALNT2 GWAS locus associated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol” in American Journal of Human Genetics 97: 801-15. Image: Transcription factor CEBPB binds differentially to the alleles of regulatory variant rs4846913; see article for details.
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