The New Marcy Speer Best Scientific Paper Award

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Marcy Speer was a former UPGG student, Admissions Director and Director of Graduate Studies.  In her honor, the Marcy Speer endowment was established to support UPGG students.  In addition to the fellowship that is awarded annually to a second year UPGG student, this endowment funds an... Read More »

UPGG Welcomes 8 New Students

Friday, August 5, 2016
The University Program in Genetics and Genomics welcomes 8 new students for fall 2016.  We will hold orientation during the week of August 22-26, 2016. Program students and faculty are invited to the new student welcome picnic on Tuesday, August 23 at the Duke Forest Rigsbee Shelter Gate F... Read More »

UPGG Student Receives Autism Speaks Fellowship

Thursday, May 12, 2016
UPGG student, Stepehn Siecinski is a recipient of the 2016 Autism Speaks Fellowship.  

UPGG Alumn Seminar Kathy Hentges, PhD, May 19th at 12p

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
On May 19th at noon (Room 408 CARL), Kathy Hentges (University of Manchester, UK) will give a seminar entitled, "A Tale of Two Mutants: Identifying genes required for left-right axis formation and coronary vessel development”.    Kathy is a 2004 UPG (before the second G was added!)... Read More »

UPGG Student Awarded an NSF GRFP

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
2nd year UPGG student, Katharine Korunes from Mohamed Noor's lab was awarded an NSF GRFP.  Congratulations to Katharine!

UPGG Attends Bouchet Society Dinner

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
UPGG attends the 3rd annual 2016 Ida Stephens Owens Black Tie dinner sponsored by the Bouchet Society.

UPGG Bass Instructional Fellows for 2016-17

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Congratulations to UPGG students, Rose Keith, Emily McLean, Joanna Rifkin on being awarded the Bass Instructional Fellowship for 2016-17

UPGG Awarded a Professional Development Grant for 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Congratulations to UPGG Students, Monica Gutierrez and Molly Matty on being awarded funding for their proposed activities by The Graduate School’s Professional Development Grant.  These grants allow for increased opportunities toward the professional development of the UPGG students

UPGG congratulates our colleague Paul Modrich for receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Paul Modrich, James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Aziz Sancar (UNC) and Tomas Lindahl for their work on mechanistic studies of DNA repair.  See

Six UPGG Faculty Members Receive Honors

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Professor Susan Alberts (Department of Biology) has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This prestigious Academy was founded in 1790. Congratulations, Dr. Alberts. In addition, five of our UPGG faculty members were recently awarded Duke University Distinguished Professorships... Read More »