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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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.

Bailey Peck awarded NRSA F31 fellowship

Peck_BaileyCongratulations to Bailey Peck (Praveen Sethupathy lab), who was awarded an NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health.  Bailey’s project is titled “Whole transcriptome analysis of distinct populations of the intestinal epithelium and its response to microbial presence”.

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

Tangi Smallwood publishes paper in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics

Smallwood-G3Tangi Smallwood (Brian Bennett lab) published an article titled “High-resolution genetic mapping in the diversity outbred mouse population identifies Apobec1 as a candidate gene for atherosclerosis” published in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 4: 2353-2363. (Image: Mapping of significant hits on Chromosome 9 for plasma triglyceride levels; see paper for full image and legend.)

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

Maren Cannon awarded NRSA F31 fellowship

Cannon_MarenCongratulations to Maren Cannon (Karen Mohlke lab), who was awarded an NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.  Maren’s project is titled “Genetic and metabolic effects on ANGPTL8 expression and HDL-C metabolism”.

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

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