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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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Helping dairy cows adjust to a changing climate

Just like dogs, when cows get over-heated, they pant. Long pink pointed tongues hanging down, trying to find some relief. In the Caribbean and South America, dairy cows can rely on more than just trying to find a shady spot, or changing their breathing to relieve the hea...
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UFGI External Advisory Board to visit in November

The Genetics Institute External Advisory Board will be visiting Nov. 15-17. The board is made up of prestigious faculty from universities across the country. As external observers, they review the operations and research endeavors of the UFGI, and make suggestions for...
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USDA Awards UFGI Faculty $2.9m in Fight Against Citrus Greening

In February, eight University of Florida Genetics Institute members have been awarded $2.9 million in funding to test antimicrobial treatments against the citrus greening pathogen huanglongbing (HLB). Now available on the UFGI website, project updates and grower informaiton is...
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