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...
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Pam Soltis elected to National Academy of Sciences

When Pam Soltis was a little girl, she and her brother talked their dad into mounting an old kitchen countertop to the wall of the basement. They wanted to make a lab bench. Her mother gave her a pillowcase to turn into a lab apron.Soltis lined her rock collection, one-by-one...
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Lab marketing ‘Thermostable, Solvent-Tolerant Biocatalyst for Extreme Conditions’

Julie Maupin-Furlow’s lab is marketing their solvent-tolerant pyrophosphatase for commercial use.The lab discovered the enzyme last fall, and has been working since then to secure a patent for it. The official title is “Thermostable, Solvent-Tolerant Biocatalyst for Extreme...
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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