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Niba Nirmal Honorable Mention

Monday, April 15, 2019
UPGG 2nd year student, Niba Nirmal from the Benfey lab was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) competition.

Cullen Roth (SERYM) 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019
UPGG 5th year student, Cullen Roth from the Magwene lab received an award for his presentation at the annual South Eastern Yeast Meeting (SERYM).

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.

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