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Dr. Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta Awarded 2022 Hettleman Prize

October 5, 2022

Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD (Associate Professor, Genetics) has been awarded a Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, recognizing her groundbreaking and innovate research and future career promise.

Yun Li’s Lab Publishes New Paper in AJHG

October 5, 2022

Dr. Yun Li’s laboratory has published a new manuscript titled “MagicalRsq: Machine-learning-based genotype imputation quality calibration” in the American Journal of Human Genetics. 

Jeremy Wang, PhD Awarded Genetics Faculty Research Support “Pivot” Grant

September 26, 2022

Dr. Jeremy Wang (Assistant Professor) was awarded a Faculty Research Support “Pivot” Grant from the Department of Genetics for his project focused on demonstrating efficient whole-genome Nanopore sequencing and assembly of Monkeypox virus (MPXV) genomes from clinical samples testing positive at UNC Medical Center’s Clinical Molecular Microbiology Lab (directed by Dr. Melissa Miller). 

Drs. Jenny Ting and Bev Koller Awarded New R01 from NIAID

September 20, 2022

Jenny Ting, PhD (Distinguished Professor) and Bev Koller, PhD (Associate Professor) received a new R01 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for their project titled “Role and mitigation of inflammasomes and inflammation during COVID-19”.

Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat – Fall 2022

September 19, 2022

The Department of Genetics, the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB) and the Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) held a scientific retreat on Sept. 14-16, 2022, at The Hotel Ballast in Wilmington, NC. This was the first retreat since Fall 2019 and more than 175 faculty, postdocs, students and staff attended.  Almost … Continued

Drs. Jonathan Berg and Laura Milko Awarded New R01 from NHGRI

September 19, 2022

Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD (Distinguished Professor) and Laura Milko, PhD (Assistant Professor) received a new R01 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) for their proposal titled “Age-based genomic screening in newborns, infants and children: a novel paradigm in public health genomics”.