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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Remainder of Spring 2020 Seminars
With an abundance of caution for the well-being of both speakers and attendees, the GGI Executive and Seminar committees have decided to postpone the remaining seminars for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester. It is our goal to reschedule these talks for another seminar date during the 2020-2021 academic year.
To remain updated on NC State University’s response to COVID-19, please visit their information page at https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/.
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