North Carolina State University - Department Of Genetics

The Program in Genetics consists of a highly interactive group of scientists with foci in quantitative, developmental and computational genetics. The program also administers outstanding undergraduate and graduate training programs in genetics, partly supported by an NIH training grant on 'The Genetic Architecture of Quantitative Traits'.

Program in Genetics

Undergraduate

March 30th, 2012

Tiffany Garbutt and Molly Matty awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Tiffany Garbutt, a second year PhD student in Genetics, and Molly Matty, a senior undergraduate Chemistry major and Genetics minor, have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation. Tiffany is performing her dissertation research and Molly her undergraduate research in the lab or Dr. David Threadgill in the Department of Genetics.

Tiffany Garbutt, a second year PhD student in Genetics, and Molly Matty, a senior undergraduate Chemistry student minoring in Genetics, have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation. Both are currently performing research in the lab of Dr. David Threadgill in the Department of Genetics. The aims of Tiffany's dissertation research is to exploit induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to investigate the genetic control of epigenetic stability, which will determine the utility of iPS cells for therapeutic use. Molly's undergraduate research project is focused on investigating the genetic control of telomere length, which is important for chromosome stability and cancer susceptibility. Molly will be pursuing a PhD in the Genetics and Genomics program at Duke University beginning this fall.

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

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