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The Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB) is an interdepartmental PhD program whose mission is (1) to train students from diverse backgrounds to earn a PhD in the fields of genetics, genomics, and molecular biology by guiding them through the acquisition of essential elements of the PhD, including responsible achievement of significant original research; and (2) to provide opportunities for learning about the breadth of careers in research and research-related fields and acquiring the skills and experiences that will facilitate the transition into such careers.

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.

RECENT NEWS

Emma Hinkle publishes paper in Skeletal Muscle

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Emma Hinkle and Hannah Wiedner (Jimena Giudice lab) published an article titled “Alternative splicing regulation of membrane trafficking genes during myogenesis” in RNA (DOI: 10.1261/rna.078993.121). GMB student Gabrielle Gentile is a co-author. Image: Predicted motifs regulating alternative splicing of membrane trafficking genes.(see article for details; click to enlarge).

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Kia Perez-Vale publishes paper in J Cell Biology

Kia Perez-Vale (Mark Peifer lab) published an article titled “Multivalent interactions make adherens junction-cytoskeletal linkage robust during morphogenesis” in Journal of Cell Biology (DOI:10.1083/jcb.202104087). Image: Mesoderm invagination defects in canoe mutants (click to enlarge; see article for details).

 

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Emma Hinkle publishes paper in Skeletal Muscle

Emma Hinkle (Jimena Giudice lab) published an article titled “ViaFuse: Fiji macros to calculate skeletal muscle cell viability and fusion index” in Skeletal Muscle (DOI:10.1186/s13395-021-00284-3). GMB student Gabrielle Gentile is a co-author. Image: Summary of ViaFuse macro implementation steps (see article for details; click to enlarge).

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

 

Nate Diehl publishes paper in J. Biological Chemistry

Nate Diehl (Channing Der lab) published an article titled “The KRAS-regulated kinome identifies WEE1 and ERK coinhibition as a potential therapeutic strategy in KRAS-mutant pancreatic cancer” in Journal of Biological Chemistry (DOI:10.1016/j.jbc.2021.101335). . Image: Inhibition of WEE1 + ERK1/2 arrests growth of PDAC organoids (see article for details; click to enlarge).

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