Brooks Lab: Anhidrosis in horses may have genetic component

Many genetic problems have been identified in horses in last few decades. One of the greatest examples is HYPP, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, traced back to a single Quarter Horse sire, Impressive. Back in 1992, researchers developed a DNA test capable of identifying horses...
Read More

Social media boosts Klee tomato research program

Researcher Harry Klee has spent the last dozen years working to breed taste back into tomatoes. He thinks grocery store tomatoes taste like “wet cardboard.”Modern breeding strategies haven’t prioritized flavor.It doesn’t much matter what produce tastes like, if it’s a bruised,...
Read More

Soltises receive 2016 Darwin-Wallace Medal

Two University of Florida Genetics Institute faculty members are this year’s recipients of Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Linnean Society of London, considered one of the top international awards given to researchers studying evolutionary biology.Pam Soltis, distinguished...
Read More

Follow us

Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program

Good geneticists are integrative geneticists, who incorporate many different genetic sub-fields into their work.
Learn More

What we offer

  • UF Genetics Institute

    The UFGI is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to promote excellence in the areas of genetics and genomics at the University of Florida by–

    –Building community, facilitating collaboration and creating opportunities for intellectual exchanges among investigators working in diverse taxonomic systems but with a common set of approaches in genetics and genomics.

    –Supporting recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty in the areas of genetic and genomics.

    –Supporting graduate education in the areas of genetics and genomics.

    –Enhancing the ability of researchers at the University of Florida to compete for multidisciplinary research grants in the area of genetics and genomics.

  • Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program

    We believe good geneticists are integrative geneticists– incorporating many different genetic sub-fields into their work. Interests in the faculty span from basic research to applied work.

    Graduate students are currently pursuing:




    –Horticultural Sciences

    –Evolutionary Genetics