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 »

Duke Outreach in Genetics and Genomics (DOinGG) at Club Blvd Elementary School Science Day!

Friday, May 1, 2015
DOinGG will be presenting three hands-on activities for Club Blvd Elementary's annual science day. In 30-minute increments, K-5 graders will learn about the structure of DNA, how to extract DNA, and how traits are inherited! See what other exciting things DOinGG is up to on their NEW Facebook page... Read More »

LinkedIn Available to Alumni, Faculty, and Students!

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The new Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics now has a Linked In account to assist students to networks with alumni. Please Join the linked in Group page by clicking HERE.

The Endless Frontier, Science Programming for Duke University and Beyond

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The Endless Frontier, Science Programming for Duke University and Beyond is a radio show through WXDU ( that is co-produced by three graduate students: Ben Cox (2nd Year DSCB/UPGG), Grace Anderson (2nd Year MCB), and Molly Matty (3rd Year UPGG). We put together two shows every month: one... Read More »