Stephanie Bellendir prepares to do some genetics.
Stephanie Bellendir doing genetics.

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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Nicole Tackmann publishes paper in Cancer Research

Tackmann_2016Nicole Tackmann (Yanping Zhang lab) published an article titled “RPL23 links oncogenic RAS signaling to p53-mediated tumor suppression” in Cancer Research (online ahead of print). (Image: Ki-67 staining of skin tumors in mice, showing the effect of Mdm2m/m genotype; see article for details.)

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

Nicole Tackmann receives Horizon Award Fellowship from DoD

carlsonn_3.jpgNicole Tackmann (Yanping Zhang lab) has received a Horizon Award fellowship from the Department of Defense for her project titled, “Characterizing the Role of Hep27 in Liver and Colorectal Cancer Stress Tolerance.”

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

Tamara Roman wins Cotterman Award for her Publication

Roman_TamaraCongratulations to Tamara Roman (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.  Tamara was honored for her paper titled “Multiple hepatic regulatory variants at the GALNT2 GWAS locus associated with high density lipoprotein cholesterol.” (American Journal of Human Genetics 97: 801-815).

Maren Cannon selected as finalist for the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research

Cannon_MarenCongratulations to Maren Cannon (Karen Mohlke lab), who was selected as a finalist for the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. The American Society of Human Genetics honors excellence in trainee research through awards that recognize highly competitive abstracts submitted and presented at the ASHG annual meeting. Maren was honored for her abstract titled, “Cardiometabolic variants in adipose tissue ATAC-seq peaks at GWAS loci with coincident adipose tissue eQTLs.”

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