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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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.

John Runge receives McClendon-Thomas Award

Runge_JohnCongratulations to John Runge (Terry Magnuson lab), winner of the Bullit History of Medicine Club’s McClendon-Thomas Award. This award recognized scholarly excellence in the history of health sciences. John’s essay “Character Trials: Managing Epidemic Disease in the 19th Century American South” describes efforts to stop Yellow Fever from spreading across the South during Reconstruction, drawing parallels to the HIV/AIDS and Ebola outbreaks. John and his historical research were featured in the Vital Signs newsletter.

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.

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