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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 »

UPGG Student Receives Autism Speaks Fellowship

Thursday, May 12, 2016
UPGG student, Stepehn Siecinski is a recipient of the 2016 Autism Speaks Fellowship. https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/autism-speaks-names-2016-weatherstone-fellows  

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 http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2015/modrich-facts.html

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