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National Academy of Sciences member, muscular dystrophy pioneer to speak Jan. 26

The Genetics Institute will welcome National Academy of Sciences member Louis Kunkel as a seminar speaker January 26. The talk will be held in the Cancer & Genetics Research Complex auditorium 101 at 2 p.m. Kunkel is a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School/Boston...
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Bugging out over climate change

No one wants more bugs. Except, perhaps, insect enthusiasts, like Daniel Hahn, associate professor in the department of entomology and nematology, and Genetics Institute faculty member. But, regardless of your personal preference, bugs are essential to maintaining life on Earth....
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Other news in citrus greening research

Effect of Cyantraniliprole, a Novel Insecticide, on the Inoculation of Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus Associated with Citrus Huanglongbing by the Asian Citrus Psyllid Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus-inoculation by Diaphorina citri adults (CaLas-exposed, reared on infected...
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UFGI student receives pharmacology society’s 2016 Presidential Trainee Award

Three years after leaving Brazil to pursue a doctorate in the U.S., Carol Sá was beginning to wonder whether she had made the right choice. Would she have been better off working as a pharmacist? Then she found out she had been awarded the American Society of Clinical...
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Researchers use new technique to transport molecules to the blood-brain barrier

One of the most frustrating obstacles to treating brain tumors is that there are drugs that can fight the tumors– doctors just can’t use them. When doctors attempt to introduce these drugs into the body through the bloodstream, the blood-brain barrier prevents the molecules from...
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HOLIDAY CLOSURES

This year’s holiday closing period for the UF Genetics Institute’s Director’s office will begin Monday, December 21 through Friday, January 1. We will resume regular scheduled hours on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. During this time, we are asking the UF Mail Services to hold all mail...
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UFGI Celebrates President Fuchs’ Inauguration

The Genetics Institute welcomes President Fuchs’ to the University of Florida, and looks forward to being part of what he continues to bring to the University community.
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Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Blanton, post-PhD career alternatives

Earning a PhD in a hard science does not necessarily mean you are destined to spend the rest of your natural life in a lab. Dustin Blanton earned his PhD in Genetics and Genomics in 2013. Now he works at Keiser University-Tampa as an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. “I did not...
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Koch, McCarty maize sugar transport paper published in ‘Nature Genetics’

  A discovery regarding maize genetics has led to a new publication by Genetics Institute faculty in Nature Genetics. Masa Suzuki, Karen Koch, and Donald McCarty were co-authors on a paper detailing a discovery involving gene regulation of carbohydrate uptake in corn...
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Gatorade: fueling more than just athletes

When Gatorade was created, all the coaches wanted was something to keep their players out of the infirmary during summer training sessions. No matter how much water they gave them, they were no match for the brutal Florida summer heat and humidity. When the researchers finally...
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