Genetics & Genomics Scholars

 

Genetics & Genomics Scholars

The Genetics and Genomics Scholars program prepares future scientists for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research across the life sciences.

The Genetics and Genomics (GG) Scholars umbrella program is built on the philosophy that the exploration of genes and genomes informs all fields of biology. The GG Scholars program is open to current and incoming PhD students.  Incoming GG Scholars are able to explore a variety of life sciences graduate programs at NC State University during their first year, while current NC State PhD students have the opportunity to expand their training and research capabilities.

The GG Scholars are a strong, cohort-based graduate community representing excellence in education and research. Cultural and scientific diversity is key to the GG Scholars program, and applications are encouraged from students identifying with groups typically underrepresented in STEM fields. GG Scholars are awarded competitive one-year graduate fellowships covering stipend, tuition, and benefits. After their first year, GG Scholars are supported by research and/or teaching assistantships.

GG Scholars will engage in a one-year innovative, project-based curriculum that integrates foundational conceptual training in genetics and genome-scale techniques with big data analysis and professional development. Beyond the first year, the Genetics & Genomics Initiative (GGI) provides GG Scholars with a strong community of scientists conducting a broad range of basic and applied research. Throughout their PhD, GG Scholars are provided opportunities for development, including a world-class GGI Seminar Series, interactions with GGI Research Interest Groups, and a network of partnerships at the University and beyond to support careers in research, education, outreach, policy, and industry.

GG Scholars benefit from:

  • A vibrant cohort-focused graduate community
  • Innovative training and professional development
  • Research mentors from over 150 university faculty spanning 27 departments and 6 colleges
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Financial support provided, including tuition and benefits
  • Diverse career support via network of industry partners and programs in education and policy

 

Martha Burford Reiskind

Martha Burford Reiskind, Director of the GG Scholars Program

Assistant Professor of Population Genomics
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Sciences
Office: Thomas Hall 1510B
Email: mbreiski@ncsu.edu

Jenni Wilson

Jenni Wilson

Graduate Services Coordinator
GG Scholars, Genetics, Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics
College of Sciences
Phone: 919-515-2291
Email: jenni_wilson@ncsu.edu

Calendar of upcoming events

October 19, 2020
  • Genetics & Genomics Seminar Series: "Bee gut microbiomes and mosquito blood meals" Dr. Catherine Miller-Hunt (USM Portland)

    October 19, 2020  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOGvrzorGdYxiSLKAELDp2mqdwy5zdyC

    Speaker: Catherine Miller, Ph.D 
    Title: Bee gut microbiomes and mosquito blood meals
    Institution: University of Southern Maine, Portland
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    Register for the Fall 2020 Seminar Series on Zoom: https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOGvrzorGdYxiSLKAELDp2mqdwy5zdyC  
    Join the GGI email list: https://forms.gle/CPgu3rwVZ3TmNZmi8  

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October 26, 2020
  • Genetics & Genomics Seminar Series: "Evolutionary and ecological studies in bumble bees: evolutionary genetics of mimetic coloration and the factors contributing to their declines" Dr. Heather Hines

    October 26, 2020  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOGvrzorGdYxiSLKAELDp2mqdwy5zdyC

    Speaker: Dr. Heather Hines
    Title: Evolutionary and ecological studies in bumble bees: evolutionary genetics of mimetic coloration and the factors contributing to their declines
    Institution: Penn State
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    Description:Register for the Fall 2020 Seminar Series on Zoom: https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOGvrzorGdYxiSLKAELDp2mqdwy5zdyC  
    Join the GGI email list: https://forms.gle/CPgu3rwVZ3TmNZmi8  

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November 2, 2020
  • Genetics & Genomics Seminar Series: "Unraveling Polyploid Inheritance Using Ultra-Dense Multilocus Mapping: Dr. Marcelo Mollinari

    November 2, 2020  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOGvrzorGdYxiSLKAELDp2mqdwy5zdyC

    Speaker: Dr. Marcelo Mollinari 
    Title: Unraveling Polyploid Inheritance Using Ultra-Dense Multilocus Mapping
    Institution: NC State University
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    Description:Register for the Fall 2020 Seminar Series on Zoom: https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOGvrzorGdYxiSLKAELDp2mqdwy5zdyC  
    Join the GGI email list: https://forms.gle/CPgu3rwVZ3TmNZmi8 

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