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.  

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 »

UPGG Student Awards

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Aaron Towers from Yong-Hui Jiang Lab:  Semifinalist for the 2015 ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research Cong (Karl) Guo from Tim Reddy Lab:  F31 Awarded for identifying Regulatory Variants Associated with Maternal Hyperglycemia Monica... Read More »

UPGG Graduate Students receive Genetics Society of America DeLill Nasser Award!

Monday, June 1, 2015
Congratulations to Robert Blake Billmyre and Kevin Schoenfelder for receiving TWO out of FOUR graduate student awards. Applications are open to GSA members who are either graduate students or postdocs and who demonstrate excellence in genetics research, with an emphasis on productivity. See the... Read More »