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).
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
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”.
Patrick Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, Ray M. Hayworth & Family Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Psychiatry has been awarded a 5-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) titled “Sequencing and Trans-Diagnostic Phenotyping of Severe Mental Illness in Diverse Populations”.