Welcome to GMB
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.
Kia Perez-Vale selected for Yale Ciencia Initiative
Kia Perez-Vale (Mark Peifer lab) was selected to participate in the Yale University Ciencia Initiative. Throughout 2020, Kia will participate in a program designed “to expand access to scientific knowledge, experiences, and careers among communities or populations traditionally underrepresented in, or underserved by, the scientific enterprise.”
Adelaide Tovar selected for Yale Ciencia Initiative
Adelaide Tovar (Samir Kelada lab) was selected to participate in the Yale University Ciencia Initiative. Throughout 2020, Adelaide will participate in a program designed “to expand access to scientific knowledge, experiences, and careers among communities or populations traditionally underrepresented in, or underserved by, the scientific enterprise.”
Kendall Lough publishes article in eLife
Kendall Lough (Scott Williams lab) published an article titled “Telophase correction refines division orientation in stratified epithelia” in eLife (DOI: 10.7554/eLife.49249). Image: Movie showing division of a basal cell that starts at an oblique angle but corrects; click for animatino; see article for details.
Ricardo Rivera-Soto publishes article in Journal of Virology
Ricardo Rivera-Soto (Blossom Damania lab) published an article titled “Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus viral interleukin 6 signaling upregulates Integrin Beta 3 Levels and is Dependent on STAT3” in Journal of Virology (DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01384-19). Image; Model of vIL-6 induction of ITGB3; see article for details.
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