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GMB Graduate Student Talia Hatkevich Receives Magnuson Award at the Spring 2019 GMB Retreat in Wilmington, NC

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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.

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Juan Carvajal Garcia publishes article in PLOS Genetics

Carvajal-Garcia 2021Juan Carvajal Garcia (Dale Ramsden lab and Jeff Sekelsky lab) published an article titled “DNA polymerase theta suppresses mitotic crossing over” in PLOS Genetics (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009267).  Image: Disrupted abdominal patterning and cell death in mutants lacking Slx4 (Mus312) and PolQ; see article for details.

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

Emma Hinkle awarded NRSA F31 Fellowship

Congratulations to Emma Hinkle (Jimena Giudice lab), who was awarded an NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.  Emma’s project is titled “Alternative splicing regulation and mechanotransduction in skeletal muscle.”

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

Sarah Brotman awarded NRSA F31 fellowship

Congratulations to Sarah Brotman (Karen Mohlke lab), who was awarded an NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.  Sarah’s project is titled “Analyzing gene expression in adipose tissue to identify candidate genes at cardiometabolic trait GWAS loci.”

Please also see our page on Grants to GMB Students.

Talia Hatkevich publishes article in Nucleic Acids Research

Talia Hatkevich (Jeff Sekelsky lab) published an article titled “A pathway for error-free non-homologous end joining of resected meiotic double-strand breaks” in Nucleic Acids Research (DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkaa1205). Image: Model for error-free repair (click on image to enlarge; see article for details).

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

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