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UNC Department of Genetics Schedules Faculty Winter Retreat

January 29, 2018

The UNC Department of Genetics will host a Faculty Winter Retreat on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 9am until 4pm. The retreat will be held at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill. Department of Genetics Faculty Winter Retreat March 7, 2018.  9am – 4pm Rizzo Center For more information, contact Christopher Gregory, Research Associate Professor … Read more

Department of Genetics Publications for Jan. 14-27, 2018

January 29, 2018

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published four papers during Jan. 14-27, 2018. Examining the role of common and rare mitochondrial variants in schizophrenia. Gonçalves VF, Giamberardino SN, Crowley JJ, Vawter MP, Saxena R, Bulik CM, Yilmaz Z, Hultman CM, Sklar P, Kennedy JL, Sullivan PF, Knight J. PLoS One. 2018 Jan 25;13(1):e0191153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191153. … Read more

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena named Chair of UNC Department of Genetics

January 22, 2018

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, has been appointed Chair of the UNC Department of Genetics. He will officially begin in his new role on March 1, subject to confirmation by the necessary UNC system entities. Pardo Manuel de Villena has served as Interim Chair since July of 2016. Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, … Read more

UNC Genetics faculty recognized for highly cited research

January 21, 2018

Eleven UNC School of Medicine faculty members were named as highly cited researchers in the annual Thomas Reuters list. Three UNC Department of Genetics faculty recognized. The annual list of Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters recognizes the impact of leading researchers around the world across 21 fields in the sciences and social science. The … Read more

Department of Genetics Publications for Jan. 1-13, 2018

January 16, 2018

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published four papers during the first two weeks of 2018. Professional responsibilities regarding the provision, publication, and dissemination of patient phenotypes in the context of clinical genetic and genomic testing: points to consider-a statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). Bush LW, Beck AE, Biesecker … Read more

CoreBiome Bolsters Its Board of Directors with the Addition of Daniel Pomp, PhD, Professor – Departments of Genetics and Nutrition

January 12, 2018

CoreBiome, a genomic platform company that is transforming microbiome innovation with proprietary laboratory methods and big-data analytics, announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel Pomp to its Board of Directors. CoreBiome, a genomic platform company that is transforming microbiome innovation with proprietary laboratory methods and big-data analytics, announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel Pomp to its … Read more

Department of Genetics Publications for Dec. 10-30, 2017

January 4, 2018

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published twenty-two papers during the final three weeks of December 2017. The Toll-Like Receptor 2/6 Agonist, FSL-1 Lipopeptide, Therapeutically Mitigates Acute Radiation Syndrome. Kurkjian CJ, Guo H, Montgomery ND, Cheng N, Yuan H, Merrill JR, Sempowski GD, Brickey WJ, Ting JP. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 11;7(1):17355. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17729-9. PMID: … Read more

Jason Stein, PhD, Receives Junior Faculty Development Award

December 21, 2017

Congratulations to Jason Stein for being awarded a Junior Faculty Development Award! Congratulations to Jason Stein, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics.  He was recently awarded a Junior Faculty Development Award by the Committee on Faculty Research and Scholarly Leaves.  The awarded funds are to be expended over the next 12 months and will support … Read more

Department of Genetics Publications for Nov. 26 – Dec. 9, 2017

December 11, 2017

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published ten papers during Nov. 26-Dec. 9, 2017. Genetic Fine-Mapping and Identification of Candidate Genes and Variants for Adiposity Traits in Outbred Rats. Keele GR, Prokop JW, He H, Holl K, Littrell J, Deal A, Francic S, Cui L, Gatti DM, Broman KW, Tschannen M, Tsaih SW, Zagloul M, … Read more

Department of Genetics Publications for Nov. 12-25, 2017

November 27, 2017

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published thirteen papers during Nov. 12-25, 2017. Rapid DNA replication origin licensing protects stem cell pluripotency. Matson JP, Dumitru R, Coryell P, Baxley RM, Chen W, Twaroski K, Webber BR, Tolar J, Bielinsky AK, Purvis JE, Cook JG. Elife. 2017 Nov 17;6. pii: e30473. doi: 10.7554/eLife.30473. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: … Read more