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NC State Genetics embraces collaborative research that addresses long-standing questions in genetics in order to produce outstanding undergraduate and graduate training programs

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.

Jennifer Baltzegar, PhD Student 

“I was drawn to NC State [Genetics] because of the wide variety of research topics being studied by professors here. I knew that I did not want to focus on classical medical research. I was much more interested in pursuing evolutionary and ecologically focused research questions.”

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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We offer undergraduate majors classroom training in fundamentals of genetics and other sciences and opportunities for a meaningful research experience.

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Recent Publications

Neonatal mice exposed to a high-fat diet in utero influence the behaviour of their nursing dam.
Baptissart, M, Lamb, HE, To, K, Bradish, C, Tehrani, J, Reif, D, Cowley, M
Proc. Biol. Sci. 2018;285 (1891):. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1237. PubMed PMID:30429298 .

Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Attraction to Human Odors: Validation of a Two-Choice Olfactometer.
DeVries, ZC, Saveer, AM, Mick, R, Schal, C
J. Med. Entomol. 2018; :. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy202. PubMed PMID:30423171 .

Identifying Differentially Expressed Genes Using Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) and RNA Sequencing from Low Input Samples.
Clark, NM, Fisher, AP, Sozzani, R
Methods Mol. Biol. 2018;1819 :139-151. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8618-7_6. PubMed PMID:30421402 .

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November 19, 2018
  • Monday | 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
    Genetics and Genomics Social

    We will be having a Pre-Seminar Social every Monday at 1:15pm before the Genetics and Genomics Seminar begins. Various finger foods and refreshments will be provided, so come out to enjoy food while talking with Genetics faculty and students before the seminar begins. Both the social and the seminar are open to all NC State faculty, staff, and students.

  • Monday | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Genetics Seminar: Eric Greer (Harvard University)
    3503 Thoms Hall

    Harvard Medical School, Pediatrics

    Student-invited speaker

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