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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Bailey Peck publishes paper in Diabetes

Kurz 2013 figureBailey Peck (Praveen Sethupathy lab) is co-first author on an article titled “microRNA-29 fine-tunes the expression of key FOXA2-activated lipid metabolism genes and is dysregulated in animal models of insulin resistance and diabetes” published in Diabetes (published online ahead of print, April 2014). (Image: Schematic of the FOXA2:miR-29 regulatory circuit in the liver; see article for details.)

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

Bob Duronio inducted into Frank Porter Graham Honor Society

Bob Duronio FPG inductionDr. Bob Duronio, Professor of Biology and Director of the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology from 2003 until 2012, was inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to graduate education.

Casey Schmidt awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Casey SchmidtCongratulations to Casey Schmidt (Greg Matera lab), who was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.  Casey’s project is titled, “Analyzing transcriptome changes in response to the loss of transcriptional regulators.”

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

Kristi Schaefer awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Kristi Schaefer

Congratulations to Kristi Schaefer (Mark Peifer lab), who was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Kristi’s project is titled, “Defining how the destruction complex is regulated and transfers beta-catenin to the E3 Ligase.”

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

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