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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Aziz Sancar wins Nobel Prize

AzizSancarSPOTgraphicCongratulations to Aziz Sancar, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Aziz shares the award with Paul Modrich and Thomas Lindahl for groundbreaking studies of DNA repair mechanisms. Read more on the UNC website.




Claire Trincot awarded American Heart Association fellowship

Claire TrincotCongratulations to Claire Trincot (Kathleen Caron lab), who was awarded a grant from the American Heart Association.  Her project is titled “Cardioprotective effects of adrenomedullin in a model of myocardial infarction.”

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

Mira Pronobis publishes paper in eLife

Pronobis2015Mira Pronobis (Mark Peifer lab) published an article titled “A novel GSK3-regulated APC:Axin interaction regulates Wnt signaling by driving a catalytic cycle of efficient β-catenin destruction” in eLife doi: 10.7554/eLife.08022. (Image: Superesolution microscopy (SIM) showing macromolecular complex between axin (magenta) and APC2 (green); see article for details.)


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

Taylor Penke awarded F31 fellowship

Penke_TaylorTaylor Penke (Bob Duronio lab) was awarded an F31 fellowship from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The title of his project is “Investigating the role of histone modifications in heterochromatin formation“.

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

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