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Training in the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology is generously supported by an National Research Service Award T32 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health.

The Curriculum in Genetics received a T32 award in 1974 (T32 GM 007092). That award was active continuously for 45 years, during which time it helped more than 300 students earn a PhD.

In 2018, NIGMS modernized the T32 description, rendering all existing awards ineligible for renewal. GMB wrote a new proposal and received a 5-year award (T32 GM 135128, 2020-2025).

The T32 award provides support for seven students in year 2, with a 2nd year of funding pending appropriate progress. Our goal is select a cohort of students from diverse backgrounds who will benefit from appointment. In addition to direct support to students, the T32 provides funds to support GMB programmatic elements, such as student-invited seminar speakers. Thus, all students in the program benefit from this award.

Students currently supported are:

2nd Year Students Advisor(s) 3rd Year Students Advisor(s)
Elizabeth Abrash Mauro Calabrese Ana Berglind Shehzad Sheikh
Oscar Arroyo Dan McKay Lilly Chiou Cyrus Vaziri
Marielle Bond Doug Phanstiel + Hyejung Won Rachel Dumez Rob Dowen
Erica Branham Sarah Linnstaedt Kevin Field Ian Davis
Jackie Brinkman John Morris IV Jeanne-Marie McPherson Bob Duronio + Dan McKay
Ian Curtin Jason Stein Nila Pazhayam Jeff Sekelsky
Sharon Edmiston Nancy Thomas Natalie Rittenhouse Jill Dowen