Keywords: Bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, pathogenesis and infection, systems biology, virology
In the Ferris lab, we use genetically diverse mouse strains to better understand the role of genetic variation in immune responses to a variety of insults. We then study these variants mechanistically. We also develop genetic and genomic datasets and resources to better identify genetic features associated with these immunological differences.
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Training Program Affiliations:
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- Genetics and Molecular Biology
Martin Ferris in UNC Genetics News
March 3, 2022
Marty Ferris, PhD Participates in Successful TTSA Pilot Project
Dr. Marty Ferris (Associate Professor, Genetics) is part of a pilot project recently awarded a School of Medicine Office of Research and NC TraCS Translational Team Science Award (TTSA) for the project titled “Early-life Th2-skewing as a risk factor for allergic sensitization”.
January 3, 2022
Department of Genetics Publications December 12th, 2021 – January 1st, 2022
Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 14 papers during December 12th, 2021 – January 1st, 2022.
November 16, 2021
Brea Hampton (GMB Graduate Student) Featured In “Taking a seat with Carolina’s researchers”
Brea Hampton, a Genetics and Molecular Biology graduate student and member of the Department of Genetics, in the labs of Dr. Mark Heise and Dr. Marty Ferris, has been featured in "Taking a seat with Carolina’s researchers".
September 8, 2021
Brea Hampton awarded a F99/K00 transition award from NIA
Ms. Brea Hampton, a GMB curriculum student and member of the Department of Genetics, has been awarded an F99/K00 transition award from the National Institute of Aging (NIA).
May 2, 2021
Department of Genetics Publications for April 18 – May 1, 2021
Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published thirteen papers during April 18 – May 1, 2021.
March 25, 2021
Dr. Martin Ferris Promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics
Dr. Martin Ferris Promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics.
February 22, 2021
Department of Genetics Publications for February 7-20, 2021
Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published seven papers during February 7-20, 2021
February 8, 2021
Department of Genetics Publications for Jan. 24 – Feb. 6, 2021
Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published twenty papers during Jan. 24 – Feb. 6, 2021.
November 6, 2020
UNC Researchers Lead International Consortium to Improve Understanding of Genetics of Mouse Models
An international consortium led by UNC Departments of Genetics and Computer Science published a manuscript on the development and testing of a new tool to enhance the value of the laboratory mouse in biomedical research.
November 2, 2020
Department of Genetics Publications for October 11-31, 2020
Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 18 papers during October 11-31, 2020. Survival, Pathologic Response, and Genomics in CALGB 40601 (Alliance), a Neoadjuvant Phase III Trial of Paclitaxel-Trastuzumab With or Without Lapatinib in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer. Fernandez-Martinez A, Krop IE, Hillman DW, Polley MY, Parker JS, Huebner L, Hoadley KA, …