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UF Health News: Repetitive genetic sequences that lead to neurological disorders can be blocked in animal models

This article was originally published by UF Health News. Doug Bennett, UF Health   In patients with myotonic dystrophy and related genetic diseases, abnormally long, repetitive DNA sequences lead to a host of problems in the muscle, heart and brain. Now, a group of...
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UF IFAS: UF researchers awarded $7M grant to improve how plants get nitrogen, reduce pollution

This article was originally published by Brad Buck, UF IFAS. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers at the universities of Florida and Wisconsin-Madison will use a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to pinpoint genes that could improve plants’ ability to...
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UFGI publication round-up week 9/18/17

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 Sep 21. doi: 10.1111/jch.13094. [Epub ahead of print] Blood pressure response to metoprolol and chlorthalidone in European and African Americans with hypertension. Mehanna M1, Gong Y1, McDonough CW1, Beitelshees AL2, Gums JG1, Chapman AB3,...
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Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program

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