Arielle Fogel Awarded the International Dissertation Research Travel Award

Friday, February 23, 2018
UPGG 2nd year student, Arielle Fogel was awarded the International Dissertation Travel Award by the Duke Grad School.  Arielle plans to travel to Kenya to test for potential ecological costs to hybridization - interbreeding between genetically distinct taxa - in a natural hybrid zone... Read More »

Rachel Newcomb interviews UPGG Alumna

Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Graduate School has just published a profile of UPGG alumna Felicia Hawthorne on the professional development blog.  Current UPGG 2nd year student, Rachel Newcomb wrote and conducted the interview.  You can find the full article by clicking on the link below. https://gradschool.... Read More »

2 Sigma Xi Grants-Rylee Hackley and Niba Nirmal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
UPGG first year students, Rylee Hackley and Niba Nirmal received Sigma Xi grants.  Rylee received her grant from work in the Schmid lab titled  "Evolution of a Global Metabolic Network in Halophilic Archaea.".  Niba received her grant from work in the Sherwood lab titled The Role of... Read More »

Young Investigator Award-Katelyn Walzer from the Chi Lab

Monday, November 13, 2017
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene announced the winners of the Young Investigator Award.  Over 80 students competed in this competition and five winners were announced at the opening session of the meeting. UPGG student, Katie Walzer from the Chi lab was one of the 5... Read More »

Duke Outreach in Genetics & Genomics (DOinGG) on Oct 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Every year, Duke University hosts an event called Science Under the Stars, organized by the Duke Chemistry department's Dr. Ken Lyle. At this event, local families bring their kids to campus to interact with scientists from Duke and the surrounding community. This year, 7 students from ... Read More »

UPGG Annual Student/Faculty Retreat Oct 20-22, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
UPGG will head to the Blockade Runner beach resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC on Oct 20-22, 2017 for the annual retreat.   The retreat is an opportunity for the students to learn about what science each of them are doing, participate in professional development workshops and socialize.... Read More »

UPGG Student/Faculty Town Hall Meeting on September 26, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
All UPGG students and faculty are invited to join the administration for a town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30p in 147 Nanaline Duke.

UPGG Announces the Marcy Speer Award Winners 2017-18

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Congratulations to Rachel Newcomb!  Rachel is the 2017-18 winner of the Marcy Speer Fellowship Award. Congratulations to Melodi McSweeney and George Greene!  Melodi and George are the 2017-18 winners of the Marcy Speer Scientific Paper Award.

UPGG Welcomes 10 New Students in 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017
The University Program in Genetics and Genomics welcomes 10 new students for fall 2017.  We will hold orientation during the week of August 21-25, 2017. Program students and faculty are invited to the new student welcome picnic on Tuesday, August 22 at the Duke Forest Rigsbee Shelter Gate F... Read More »

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 »