Diana Chong speaks at the 2016 Genetics Retreat in Asheville, NC.

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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Julie Korda Holsclaw publishes paper in Genetics

Korda_Holsclaw_2017Julie Korda Holsclaw (Jeff Sekelsky lab) published an article titled “Annealing of Complementary DNA Sequences During Double-Strand Break Repair in Drosophila Is Mediated by the Ortholog of SMARCAL1″ in Genetics (Early Online). Image: Reduction in SDSA in Marcal1 and BRCA2 mutants; see article for details.

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

Rowan Beck publishes review in Current Diabetes Reports

Beck_RowanRowan Beck (Praveen Sethupathy and Mirek Styblo labs) published a review article title, “Arsenic Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes: MicroRNAs as Mechanistic Links?” in Current Diabetes Reports.



Rowan Beck wins award for Society of Toxicology meeting

Beck_RowanCongratulations to Rowan Beck (Praveen Sethupathy and Mirek Styblo labs), who was awarded 1st prize for the Metals Specialty Section Graduate Student Awards for the annual Society of Toxicology meeting. Rowan’s poster was on her research into microRNAs as potential mediators of the effects of arsenicals on pancreatic beta cell function.



Carrie Wilczewski awarded F31 fellowship

WilczewskiCarrie Wilczewski (Frank Conlon lab) was awarded an NRSA F31 fellowship from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The title of her project is “Transcriptional repression by the Nucleosome Remodeling and Deacetylase (NuRD) complex in cardiac development and human disease.

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

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