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Katharine Korunes-Professional Development Post-Feb 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Graduate School has just published a post by Katharine Korunes reflecting on the value of her GRIP internship at the EPA. https://gradschool.duke.edu/professional-development/blog/broadening-your-thinking-about-your-research-and-yourself-through  

Joseph Heitman - Genetics Society of America Award

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Joe Heitman was awarded the Edward Novitski prize of the Genetics Society of America.  Heitman is honored for his work on human fungal pathogens and for identifying the molecular targets of widely-used immunosuppressive drugs. The latter work proved to be a seminal contribution to the... Read More »

Sarah Cunningham and Katie Jacobs-Bass Fellowship 2019-2020

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
UPGG students, Sarah Cunningham and Katie Jacobs awarded a 2019-2020 Bass Fellowship.  Sarah is a 3rd year student in the Reddy lab and Katie is a 4th year student in the Lew lab.  Congrats to Sarah and Katie!

Niba Nirmal-accepted as a 2020 Yale Cienca Scholar.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
UPGG 2nd year student, Niba Nirmal was accepted as a 2019 Yale Cienca Scholar.  https://www.cienciapr.org/en/yale-ciencia-academy-career-development        

Video Link- Repercussions of Human Gene-Editing Panel Discussion Dec 6, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
"On Monday this week, the world found out for the first time via an Associated Press article (https://www.apnews.com/4997bb7aa36c45449b488e19ac83e86d) that Dr. He Jiankui, from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China in Shenzhen, claimed to have made the world’s first genetically... Read More »

UPGG 2018 Annual Retreat Photo

Monday, October 8, 2018

Dionna Gamble Receives Fellowship

Monday, September 3, 2018
Dionna Gamble, a UPGG PhD candidate in the Jinks-Robertson lab, has been awarded a NIGMS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31). This award will support her research which centers around the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) via... Read More »

UPGG Annual Retreat October 5-7, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018
The UPGG is headed to a mountain resort for the 2018 annual program retreat.  The retreat will take place from October 5-7, 2018 at the Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure.

Marcy Speer Award Winners

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Laavanya Sankaranarayanan is the 2018-19 recipient of the Marcy Speer Fellowship Award.  Katie Walzer from the Chi lab and Amy Webster from the Baugh lab were both awarded the Marcy Speer Scientific Paper Award.  Congrats to all 3 UPGG award winners  

UPGG Welcome Picnic on August 21 at 5:30p

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG) will welcome 10 new students to the program.  Please join us for a welcome picnic on Tuesday, August 21, 5:30p at the Duke Forest Rigsbee Shleter-Gate F.

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