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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Pedro Pozo awarded F31 fellowship

Pozo_PedroPedro Pozo (Jean Cook lab) was awarded an F31 fellowship from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The title of his project is “Elucidating Cdt1 function using naturally occurring disease-associated mutations.

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Bailey Peck publishes paper in Journal of Biological Chemistry

Bailey PeckPeck_2016 (Praveen Sethupathy lab) published an article titled “miR-30 family controls proliferation and differentiation of intestinal epithelial cell models by directing a broad gene expression program that includes SOX9 and the ubiquitin ligase pathway” in Journal of Biological Chemistry (online ahead of print). (Image: Conservation of predicted miR-30 binding sites in SOX9 3′ UTR.)

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

Talia Hatkevich awarded F31 fellowship

Hatkevich_TaliaTalia Hatkevich (Jeff Sekelsky lab) was awarded an F31 fellowship from the National Institute of Aging. The title of her project is “Preventing Aneuploidy in Aging Oocytes: Investigating the effects
and mechanisms of cohesion enrichment in Drosophila melanogaster.

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Lyndsay Wylie awarded American Heart Association fellowship

Wylie_LyndsayCongratulations to Lyndsay Wylie (Vicki Bautch lab), who was awarded a grant from the American Heart Association.  Her project is titled “SMAD6 Function in Endothelial Cells.”

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