UAB's Genetics and Genomic Sciences Graduate (GGS) PhD Theme
|The GGS provides students with an outstanding, flexible, didactic training experience to prepare them for independent and innovative careers in research. We emphasize a broad approach to the fundamental principles of genetics and genomics, and offer a large pool of mentors with expertise in a wide variety of research areas. We invite you to explore our Web site today.
Kai Jiao, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Genetics and Genomic Sciences Theme leadership as Associate Theme Director. He will work closely with Dan Bullard, Ph.D., GGS Theme Director, to continue the strong tradition of educational and research excellence in genetics at UAB. We welcome Dr. Jiao to this new position.
Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Genetics, has been named president of the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. The foundation is a national nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving health and patient care through the support of research, education and the safe, effective practice of genetic and genomic medicine. Click here to read more.
Announcing an exciting new partnership: Our students may now perform lab rotations and do their thesis work in laboratories of HudsonAlpha investigators in Huntsville, AL. The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is the cornerstone of a 150-acre biotech campus strategically located in Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. Researchers at HudsonAlpha are making discoveries and transforming new knowledge into solutions to make significant advancements in health, wellbeing, and livelihood. UAB GGS second year student, Ben Weaver has joined the lab of Dr. Greg Cooper. Read more about this partnership.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Congratulations to the following GGS PhD students who have successfully defended their dissertations in the past year!
Jacquelyn W. Zimmerman, on November 2, 2012
Brandon Shaw, on June 22, 2012
Shuwen Cao, on May 31, 2012
Jingyu Guo, on May 10, 2012
Liangyuan Hu, on May 7, 2012
Arindam Ghosh, on March 12, 2012
Dan Wang, on February 27, 2012