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UF Health– UFGI researcher elected as fellow of prominent scientific group

Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which recognizes those who make distinguished scientific advances. Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., is director of the UF Center for NeuroGenetics and a professor in the UF...
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WUFT– For disease therapies, UFGI researcher inducted to hall of fame

Doctors told George Fox that his son, Phoenix, wouldn’t live into his teenage years. But Phoenix — who has Pompe disease, a rare form of muscular dystrophy that has made him reliant on a ventilator to breathe and other people for mobility — has persevered thanks to a gene-therapy...
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UFGI researcher, College of Pharmacy dean to receive prestigious pharmacy research award

Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, will be honored next week with the top research award presented by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or AACP. The Volwiler Research Achievement Award recognizes Johnson for her...
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Jianping Wang receives NACTA educator award

University of Florida Genetics Institute faculty member Jianping Wang received a North America Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Educator Award at the June 2016 conference. Wang is an assistant professor in the department of agronomy. “I felt surprised, very excited, and very...
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Pam Soltis elected to National Academy of Sciences

When Pam Soltis was a little girl, she and her brother talked their dad into mounting an old kitchen countertop to the wall of the basement. They wanted to make a lab bench. Her mother gave her a pillowcase to turn into a lab apron. Soltis lined her rock collection, one-by-one...
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Kevin Folta receives 2016 Borlaug CAST Communication Award

After over half-a-year of fending off anti-GMO critics, and even retreating from science communication altogether, Kevin Folta is being recognized by his peers for his science advocacy. Folta is the 2016 recipient of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award. He serves as chairman for...
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Grad student presents at 2016 Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium

A student from the University of Florida Genetics Institute Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program was invited to present her research at the 2016 Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium. Carol Sá was one of 19 UF students who presented posters at the event. Her...
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Conesa postdoc wins 2016 Postdoc Research Symposium award

A postdoc in the lab of Genetics Institute faculty member Ana Conesa won Best in Group for his post presentation at the University of Florida 2016 Postdoc Research Symposium. Postdoc Manuel Tardaguila won for his poster titled, “­­­­Curation and Annotation of PacBio...
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Five UFGI faculty named UF Research Foundation professors

In April the University of Florida Research Foundation released the names of the 34 faculty named as UFRF professors for 2016-2019. Five UF Genetics Institute members received the award. “The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from...
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Panos Pardalos to be inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Panos Pardalos, a Genetics Institute faculty member, has been chosen by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering for induction into its College of Fellows. Pardalos, distinguished professor in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, is a Paul and Heidi...
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