About Us

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

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. 

Research Interest Groups (RIGs) are faculty-driven and designed to foster cross-cutting interdisciplinary research. RIGs meet regularly share research interests and exchange ideas.

GGI Executive Committee

Fred Gould, Executive Committee Chair
William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: 919.515.1647
Email: fgould@ncsu.edu

Reade Roberts
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Sciences
Phone: 919.515.4248
Email: rbrober2@ncsu.edu

Anna Stepanova
Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and Genetics
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: 919.515.5729
Email: atstepan@ncsu.edu

Jeffrey Thorne
Departments of Biological Sciences and Statistics
College of Sciences
phone: 919.515.1946
email: thorne@statgen.ncsu.edu

Jeff Yoder
Professor of Innate Immunology
Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Phone: 919.515.7406
Email: jayoder@ncsu.edu