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.
Aleisha Smith publishes paper in Nature Communications
Aleisha Smith (William Kim lab) published a paper titled “MYC activation cooperates with Vhl and Ink4a/Arf loss to induce clear cell renal cell carcinoma” in Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15770). Former GMB student Sean Bailey is co-first author and Jordan Kardos is also an author. Image: Venn diagram of gene expression changes in different tumor types with and without Myc expression; see article for details.
Chris Uyehara and Spencer Nystrom publish paper in Genes and Development
Chris Uyehara and Spencer Nystrom (Dan McKay lab) published a paper titled “Hormone-dependent control of developmental timing through regulation of chromatin accessibility” in Genes and Development (DOI: 10.1101/gad.298182.117). Matt Niederhuber was also an author. Image: Expression of nub in the developing wing; see article for details.
Five students awarded Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Five GMB students were selected to receive Dissertation Completion Fellowships by The Graduate School:
- Josh Lawrimore (Kerry Bloom lab) – Royster Society of Fellows
- Katy Curry (Bob Duronio lab)
- Mike Meers (Greg Matera lab)
- Katie Rehain (Amy Maddox lab)
- Lydia Smith (Paul Maddox lab)
Josh Lawrimore publishes paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell
Josh Lawrimore (Kerry Bloom lab) published a paper titled “Microtubule dynamics drive enhanced chromatin motion and mobilize telomeres in response to DNA damage” in Molecular Biology fo the Cell (DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E16-12-0846). Image: Positioning of the telomere (green) within the nucleus; see paper for details.
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