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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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UF Health News: Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses multiple sclerosis in animal model

This article was originally published by UF Health News.  Doug Bennett, UF Health Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed in mouse models using a novel gene therapy technique to suppress the immune response that induces the disease, University of Florida Health...
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UFGI publication round-up week 9/11/17

Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2017 Sep 15;8:184-197. doi: 10.1016/j.omtn.2017.06.011. Epub 2017 Jun 21. Rationally Engineered AAV Capsids Improve Transduction and Volumetric Spread in the CNS. Kanaan NM1, Sellnow RC2, Boye SL3, Coberly B4, Bennett A5, Agbandje-McKenna M5, Sortwell CE1,...
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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