The 2016 Fall semester began with our highly successful Retreat, held this year at the beautiful Park Alumni Center at North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. Many thanks go to Melissa Robbins and Robert Anholt for organizing the retreat, and to Grace Parker and Brandon Baker for acting as Masters of Ceremonies for the social activities. And special thanks to all the faculty, postdoctoral research associates and graduate students from 18 different laboratories in eight Departments and four Colleges who presented their work. This was an excellent introduction to the diversity of research in the Program in Genetics and an opportunity to get to know each other better. Please join me in welcoming our new graduate students, Aldo Carmona Baez, Khushi Goda, Anna Rogers, Lindsay Simmons and Allison Schloop.
– Dr. Trudy Mackay, Program Director