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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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Matt Niederhuber publish paper in Current Opinion in Insect Science

Matt Niederhuber (Dan McKay lab) published a review article titled “Mechanisms underlying the control of dynamic regulatory element activity and chromatin accessibility during metamorphosis” in Current Opinion in Insect Science (DOI: ). Image: RNA-seq time course in Drosophila wings spanning from late-larval to adult stages. (see article for details; click to enlarge).

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Patrick Havlik publishes paper in Journal of Virology

Patrick Havlik (Aravind Asokan lab) published a paper titled “Coevolution of adeno-associated virus capsid antigenicity and tropism through a structure-guided approach” in Journal of Virology (DOI:10.1128/JVI.00976-20). Image: Anti-AAV8 antibody virus complexes.; click to enlarge; see article for details).


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Kaitlin Koreski publishes paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell

Kaitlin Koreski (Bob Duronio lab) published a paper titled “Drosophila histone locus body assembly and function involves multiple interactions” in Molecular Biology of the Cell (DOI:10.1091/mbc.E20-03-0176). Image: FLASH and GAF in polytene chromosomes with a 12x histone array transgene; click to enlarge; see article for details).


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Alexis Stutzman graduate student in Dowen and McKay labs founds #BlackInGeneticsWeek

BlackInGeneticsWeekThis week, August 17-23, 2020, follow #BlackInGeneticsWeek on Twitter. Founded by Alexis Stutzman @stutzman_alexis GMB graduate student in the Jill Dowen and Dan McKay labs.  Co-organized by Markia Smith @MarkiaASmith of the Katie Hoadley Lab. Special thanks to a BIG volunteer, Tamara Vital (Ian Davis Lab) @tvital_science, and help from friends @BIPOCinCompGen, @ade_lady and Renée Fonseca @renee_fonseca.

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