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Salamander research looks at regenerative properties, what it means for humans

University of Florida Genetics Institute member, Ed Scott, is working with researchers to study the blood of a salamander that can regenerate lost limbs, regrow its own spinal cord and even dodge cancer. The axolotl salamander’s regenerative properties could hold the answers to...
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Plant researcher and UFGI member leads $1.2 million biodiversity project

Plant researcher and University of Florida Genetics Institute member Pamela Soltis will lead a team of researchers in a $1.2 million project as part of an integrative program to make rapid advances in biodiversity. The National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity...
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Register Today for Florida Genetics 2014

Register today for the upcoming symposium – From horse colors to type I diabetes to the evolution of flowering plants, the Florida Genetics 2014 Symposium exhibits the diversity of genetics research happening today at the University of Florida.
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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