The Genetics and Genomics Initiative (GGI) at NCSU brings together over 150 NCSU faculty from 6 different colleges who work in diverse areas of Genetics and Genomics. The program serves as a hub for faculty collaborations and trans-disciplinary research efforts at NCSU and beyond, as well as provides a home to a new inter-departmental GGI umbrella graduate program. With the generous support from Provost Warwick A. Arden, in the fall and winter of the 2019-2020 academic year, GGI will recruit the first cohort of PhD students who will matriculate in the fall of 2020.

Annual Retreat

The second annual GGI retreat will be help on Monday, August 19, 2019 in the Park Alumni Center. This year’s retreat will welcome new graduate students and new faculty, highlight the research of GGI laboratories and Research Interest Groups, and feature discussions about GGI graduate student recruitment and admission strategies.


A Genetics & Genomics seminar series takes place on Mondays from 1:30-2:30pm in the Stephens Room, 3503 Thomas Hall. Seminar speakers include outstanding speakers from external universities and institutes, as well as NC State researchers and educators that reflect the diversity of Genetics and Genomics expertise at NC State. Seminar speakers are listed here.

Research Interest Groups

RIGs are faculty-driven and designed to foster cross-cutting interdisciplinary research. RIGs meet regularly share research interests and exchange ideas. RIG topics are listed here.

Join Us

If you are an NCSU faculty and would like to become a part of GGI, please, email Jeff Yoder (jayoder@ncsu.edu) to register.
If you are a prospective graduate student, please, email Reade Roberts (rbrober2@ncsu.edu) to learn more about the GGI admission policy and to receive application guidelines.
We are looking forward to having you join the GGI!