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
Building a world-class learning environment is a top priority for the University of Georgia.
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.
Nick Batora, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Genetics, studies the Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Plants produce an outstanding diversity of chemicals to ward off insects and other herbivores intent on consuming them.
For centuries, people have used these plant chemicals to season food, create fragrances, or as healing medicine.
The chemicals and compounds that these plants produce are extraordinarily useful for medicinal purposes. In fact, nearly 75 percent of pharmaceuticals developed over the past 30 years are derived from natural products, such as plants.
Project will sequence genetic diversity of world’s largest cash crop
When the human genome was first sequenced in 2001, the project focused on a single individual. Since that time, several new genomes have been assembled and additional genetic data have been generated for thousands of individuals, producing a more complete picture of human genetic makeup, with broad implications for human health, from biomedical science to anthropology. Now, researchers plan to begin a similar process with corn.
Stephan George, who is pursuing three bachelor’s degrees, started doing lab research as soon as he stepped foot on campus and is committed to making a difference for people with disabilities.
Brookwood High School
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; B.S. Genetics; B.S. Biology
B.S. (2016) Genetics, Clemson University