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UFGI faculty member part of fern evolution discovery

As one of the oldest plants on earth, ferns have continued to flourish using a novel chimeric photoreceptor gene called neochrome to evolve and survive in the shade beneath forests’ canopies. UFGI member Douglas Soltis, distinguished professor at the Florida Museum of Natural...
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UF receives $1 million to study skin regeneration without scarring

The University of Florida has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to tackle one of health care’s greatest challenges: to heal wounds without scarring. After an injury, human skin repairs itself but does not regrow as before, leaving a scar. UF Genetics...
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UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund Program

The UF Informatics Institute (UFII) invites interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated research projects with potential for extramural support. Projects should be related to information representation/analysis/mining in any discipline of research. To be competitive, proposals must be...
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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:

    –Pharmacotherapy

    –Biology

    –Anthropology

    –Horticultural Sciences

    –Evolutionary Genetics