Doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant in the department of genetics Brittany Jenkins has been awarded one of 39 Gilliam Fellowships by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute:
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 39 new Gilliam fellows, exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
Genetics student highlighted on About UGA webpage: February 1, 2015
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That was the message delivered by UGA President Jere W. Morehead in his 2015 State of the University address Jan. 21 in the Chapel on North Campus.
I received my B.Sc in Biomedical Sciences (2011) from the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. I started studying genetics as an undergrad supervised by Dr. Wagner Gouvêa dos Santos in a project where I genotyped a couple of single nucleotide polymorphisms from Diabetes type II patients using PCR-RFLP. After that, I moved on to get my Master's and Doctorate degrees at Dr. Gustavo Kuhn's lab at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, also in Brazil. There I worked with cytogenomics of repetitive DNA in fruit flies with a focus on Drosophila virilis. I also collaborated in projects led by Dr. Marta Svartman dealing with repeat characterisation in the genomes of new world primates.
During the last year of my Ph.D. I did a short term internship at Dr. Casey Bergman's lab at UGA. Since January 2018 I have joined the Bergman Lab as a postdoc.
B.Sc (2011) Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
M.Sc (2013) Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ph.D. (2017) Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil