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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

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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Jack Sanford publishes paper in BMC Molecular and Cell Biology

Jack Sanford (Yanping Zhang lab) published an article titled “MDMX is essential for the regulation of p53 protein levels in the absence of a functional MDM2 C-terminal tail” in BMC Molecular and Cell Biology (DOI:10.1186/s12860-021-00385-3). Image: Protein blots showing that DNA damage inhibits MDMX suppression of p53 protein expression (see article for details; click to enlarge).

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Spencer Nystrom publishes paper in PLOS Computational Biology

Spencer Nystrom (Dan McKay lab) published an article titled “Memes: A motif analysis environment in R using tools from the MEME Suite” in PLOS Computational Biology (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008991). Image: Representative plots generated by Memes. (see article for details; click to enlarge).

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