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Bloom and Renne host herpesvirus conference

Herpesvirus encompasses more than just what immediately comes to mind. Herpesviruses include chickenpox and infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with some cancers. This summer, Genetics Institute faculty members David Bloom and Rolf Renne, both professors of molecular...
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Alumni Spotlight: Marcio Resende, entrepreneurship through science

When Marcio Resende looks back to the two years spent simultaneously pursuing his Ph.D. and founding a company, his eyes go wide thinking about how busy that time was. He came to the Genetics Program to do research with Matias Kirst. Both originally hail from Brazil, and shared...
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Cohn, Harfe and Maden host limb conference

                  For every 10,000 babies born in the U.S., around five are born with a congenital limb deficiency, according to the Center for Disease Control. Rather than 10 tiny fingers and toes for their parents to lovingly count...
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Preparing for climate change through genetics

As the globe approaches responding to the demands of climate change, UF Genetics Institute faculty members are conducting ground-breaking research in a variety of disciplines– investigating how the fundamentals of genetics will empower species to adapt to the changing global...
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Finding answers in the desert

            As the global climate shifts in coming years, regions accustomed to abundant rainfall will need to learn how to make do with less. Others will have to adjust themselves to warmer temperatures. However, some regions are already well-versed...
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IFAS presents Jianping Wang with Richard L. Jones award

Jianping Wang’s dedication to advancing research and education recently merited her the Richard L. Jones Outstanding New Faculty Research Award for 2015. It is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the UF/IFAS Dean for Research Office. Wang’s research focuses on...
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Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Thiaville, PhD, excelling through collaboration

The Genetics Institute helps researchers find one another” Patrick Thiaville was surprised by how anticlimactic it was to receive two doctoral degrees. After four years of lab work, data analysis, and typing his dissertation into the wee hours, he signed a few forms and...
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UF Genetics Institute Publication Support Program

Policy The University of Florida Genetics Institute (UFGI) will defray the costs of publication for member faculty up to a total of 20% of the IDC funds contributed by that member in the prior calendar year. Purpose With this program, UFGI seeks to promote scholarly research and...
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Ana Conesa, PhD

In its quest to rise among the nation’s top public universities, the University of Florida Preeminence Plan initiative has recruited dozens of distinguished faculty members from around the world, including Department of Microbiology and Cell Science professor and Genetics...
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Grant supports study of generic versus brand-name common heart medicine

University of Florida Health researchers and Genetics Institute members, Lari Cavallari and Julie Johnson, received a $2.3 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate whether a generic form of a common heart medicine works as well as the...
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