New members of Genetics Department
Darla Miller, Collaborative Cross Project Manager
Darla Miller comes to the University of North Carolina from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where she spent 10 years managing the Tennessee Mouse Genome Consortium and its mutagenesis projects (Dan Goldowitz, PI) and then turned her focus to managing the Collaborative Cross (CC). The CC was the brainchild of the Complex Trait Consortium (CTC) and was instituted at ORNL where over 700 lines of the CC were begun in 2005-2008. With the closing of the ORNL William L and Liane B Russell Laboratory for Comparative and Functional Genomics, the CC mice were transferred to UNC in February- March of 2009. At UNC, Darla will continue facilitating the breeding of the CC mice as well as foster collaborations using the cross. The inbred lines of the CC are expected to be ready for use as early as the fall of 2010, although many ongoing studies are currently underway using the lines at their current stages of inbreeding.
Darla can be reached at 919-843-6471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD
Jonathan S. Berg, MD, PhD joins the Genetics Department as Assistant Professor. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine. He will be working with Jim Evans in the Cancer Genetics Clinic. Dr. Berg comes to UNC after completing the four-year residency program in Clinical Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His work here will be involved in the evaluation of individuals with a strong family history of cancer. The goal is to identify the primary genetic etiology for their cancer susceptibility and provide additional information that will help guide the management of the disease. In addition, Dr. Berg will be assuming the position of Principal Investigator for the Carolina-Georgia Center for the Cancer Genetics Network. This National Cancer Institute multi-center study is aimed at developing a registry of cancer patients and their family members in order to facilitate scientific investigations.
Dr. Berg can be reached at 919-966-7043 or email@example.com