The 2013 Dept of Genetics and Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientific Retreat at the Beach.

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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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Julie Holsclaw awarded NRSA F31 fellowship

Julie_HolsclawCongratulations to Julie Holsclaw (Jeff Sekelsky lab), who was awarded an NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.  Her project is titled “Determining the role of Blm and Marcal1 helicases in replication fork remodeling and progression”.

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

Christian Parobek awarded off-campus dissertation fellowship

Christian ParobekChristian Parobek (Jon Juliano lab) was awarded an Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship by The Graduate School. Christian will work in Cambodia during Spring 2015 collecting mRNA from the malaria vector P. vivax for his dissertation research.

Crystal Waters publishes paper in Nature Communications

CrystFigure-7 (Ramsden)al Waters (Dale Ramsden lab) published an article titled “The fidelity of the ligation step determines how ends are resolved during nonhomologous end joining” published in Nature Communications 5: 4286. (Image: Model for organization of enzymatic steps during NHEJ.)

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

Jennifer Kulzer wins Cotterman Award for her Publication

Jen Kulzer 2014Congratulations to Jennifer Kulzer (Karen Mohlke lab), whose was selected as a winner of the Cotterman Award.  This award is given annually by the American Society of Human Genetics, which selects two articles published in the American Journal of Human Genetics in the previous year that best represent outstanding scientific contributions to the field of human genetics.  Jennifer was honored for her paper titled “A common functional regulatory variant at a type 2 diabetes locus upregulates ARAP1 expression in the pancreatic beta cell” (Amer J Human Genetics 94: 186-97.

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