1st Genetics Program in the Nation
Over the past 66 years, Genetics at NC State has continued to develop a program of excellence. It consists of over 90 faculty members in 14 departments and 5 colleges, with research interests encompassing everything from behavioral genetics and bioinformatics to cellular and developmental genetics. It offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs, attracting students domestically and globally from a wide range of communities. Students have access to state of the art facilities, receive personalized mentorship, and have multiple opportunities to take place in hands-on research.
Khushi Goda, PhD Candidate
“From being a complete desk-bound researcher, I now get to use cranes to work with gigantic Loblolly pine trees in vast open fields! The peace and quiet is rejuvenating! I get to work with real pine breeders and incorporate solutions to their problems into my research.”
Dr. Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, Faculty
“[I’m looking for] students with an interest in understanding how natural genetic variation shapes local adaptation and are willing to investigate this process using a variety of tools…that can help understand the functional mechanism of candidate genes involved in local adaptation.”
Dr. Steven Vensko II, PhD alum (2015)
“[NC State Genetics] worked to educate students on the differences between academia and industry and supported students regardless of which path they felt was best for them…the opportunities to network with those in industry and even work as an intern at a local biotechnology company allowed me to earn the position I have today.”
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Established in 1952, the NC State University Program in Genetics is a vigorous and highly interactive group of scientists and outstanding students.
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We offer undergraduate majors classroom training in fundamentals of genetics and other sciences and opportunities for a meaningful research experience.
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Please join us at 1:30pm in the Stephens Room (3503 Thomas Hall) for our next GGI Seminar by Dr. Julie Horvath, Research Associate Professor of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at NCCU and Head of Genomics & Microbiology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Full Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule
The Genomic Basis for Short-Term Evolution of Environmental Adaptation in Maize.
Wisser, RJ, Fang, Z, Holland, JB, Teixeira, JEC, Dougherty, J, Weldekidan, T, de Leon, N, Flint-Garcia, S, Lauter, N, Murray, SC, Xu, W, Hallauer, A
Genetics. 2019; :. doi: 10.1534/genetics.119.302780. PubMed PMID:31615843 .
Inflammation Induced Sensory Nerve Growth and Pain Hypersensitivity Requires the N-Type Calcium Channel Cav2.2.
Pitake, S, Middleton, LJ, Abdus-Saboor, I, Mishra, SK
Front Neurosci. 2019;13 :1009. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.01009. PubMed PMID:31607850 PubMed Central PMC6761232.
Long-term incidence and risk of noncardiovascular and all-cause mortality in apparently healthy cats and cats with preclinical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Fox, PR, Keene, BW, Lamb, K, Schober, KE, Chetboul, V, Luis Fuentes, V, Payne, JR, Wess, G, Hogan, DF, Abbott, JA, Häggström, J, Culshaw, G, Fine-Ferreira, D, Cote, E, Trehiou-Sechi, E, Motsinger-Reif, AA, Nakamura, RK, Singh, M, Ware, WA, Riesen, SC, Borgarelli, M, Rush, JE, Vollmar, A, Lesser, MB, Van Israel, N, Lee, PM, Bulmer, B, Santilli, R, Bossbaly, MJ, Quick, N, Bussadori, C, Bright, J, Estrada, AH, Ohad, DG, Del Palacio, MJF, Brayley, JL, Schwartz, DS, Gordon, SG, Jung, S, Bove, CM, Brambilla, PG, Moïse, NS, Stauthammer, C, Quintavalla, C, Manczur, F, Stepien, RL, Mooney, C, Hung, YW, Lobetti, R, Tamborini, A, Oyama, MA, Komolov, A, Fujii, Y, Pariaut, R, Uechi, M, Yukie Tachika Ohara, V
J. Vet. Intern. Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15609. PubMed PMID:31605422 .
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