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Akito Kawahara, PhD

Butterflies and moths make up one of the most diverse order of insects on earth, the Lepidoptera order, which includes more than 150,000 described species worldwide, and up to five times as many that remain undescribed. Akito Kawahara, a member of the University of Florida...
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Researchers use plants to study treatment for bleeding disorder

For people with hemophilia, any cut can become dangerous as they lack the necessary proteins in their blood, called clotting factors, to stop the wound from bleeding. To treat severe hemophilia, regular injections of these proteins can be used, but up to 30 percent of people with...
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Dean Julie Johnson elected to Institute of Medicine

Julie A. Johnson, dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. At its 44th annual meeting Monday at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., the IOM announced 70 new members, including...
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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