The Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB) is an interdepartmental graduate program. PhDs.org ranks GMB among the top U.S. graduate programs in genetics and genomics. 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 outstanding publication records and are successful in obtaining grants and winning regional and national awards. Our students are diverse: 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. UNC is is in the top 10 of all institutions for federal R&D grant support.
Please see individual pages for more about the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNC.
Marta Charpentier and Laura Tollini win Kenan-Hobgood Award
Marta Charpentier (Frank Conlon lab) and Laura Tollini (Yanping Zhang lab) were awarded the 2013 Sarah Graham Kenan-Edwards Hobgood Award. This honor is awarded each year to one or two outstanding students in the Curriculum.
Joy Meserve awarded NRSA F31 fellowship
Esteban Terzo awarded NRSA F31 fellowship
Marta Charpentier gets cover of Developmental Cell
Congratulations to Marta Charpentier (lab of Frank Conlon), first author of a publication in Developmental Cell, titled “CASZ1 promotes vascular assembly and morphogenesis through the direct regulation of an EGFL7/RhoA-mediated pathway.” Marta’s work was featured as the cover image.