North Carolina State University - Department Of Genetics

Melissa  Robbins
Melissa Robbins
Program in Genetics


Genetics Graduate Program Coordinator

Type: Staff

Group: Genetics Graduate Program

BS - Biology, High Point University, High Point, NC
MS - Biology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
NSF REU - Marine Biology, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

Contact Info
Office Phone: 919-515-2291
Email: Melissa_Robbins

The Graduate Program Coordinator serves as the principal administrative liaison between the student, the graduate program, and the Graduate School. In this capacity, the Graduate Program Coordinator:

  1. Processes admissions applications, collects all necessary documents, and submits the materials and recommendations to the Graduate School;
  2. Prompts students to meet critical Graduate School deadlines, such as preparing Plans of Graduate Work, appointing advisory committees, adding and dropping courses, maintaining continuous registration, filing for diploma cards, preparing for Option B checkouts, and requesting the scheduling of oral exams;
  3. Assists students and DGPs in preparing and forwarding to the Graduate School requests for leaves of absence, Plans of Graduate Work, committee appointments, Requests for Permits to Schedule the Master's Final Examination, Requests to Schedule Doctoral Oral Examinations, grade changes, transfer requests, reinstatements, and any other materials requiring approval by the Graduate School;
  4. Develops proficiency in using the Student Information System (SIS), the Graduate School Information System databases, and other information systems to facilitate all graduate student-related correspondence with Graduate School.
  5. Maintains the program website as well as other media/marketing tools to provide wide spread knowledge of the program to the University and community.
  6. Coordinates weekly program seminars and itineraries for the seminar speakers.  


Selected Publications:

Robbins, Melissa Elizabeth. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2013. 1551291.


Robbins, ME and SH Faeth. (2013). Bottom–up regulates top–down: the effects of hybridization of grass endophytes on an aphid herbivore and its generalist predator. Oikos 123: 545–552.

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