Tenure-Track Faculty Position
The Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level (position #2019-069). Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a highly interactive culture within the Department, with our close colleagues at The Jackson Laboratory, and the UConn Institute for Systems Genomics. The ideal candidate is expected to complement existing strengths in the department with an robust research program focused on a cutting-edge area of contemporary genetics and/or genomics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to single-cell genomics, RNA genomics, epigenetics, genome editing and engineering, synthetic genomics, genome technology, and computational genomics.
Gordon Carmichael inducted into CASE
Professor Gordon Carmichael has been inducted into the 2018 Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) for his pioneering contributions to the field of RNA biology in mammalian cells and their viruses. His work has provided key insights into the mechanisms of splicing, polyadenylation and RNA export from the nucleus to the cytoplasm, as well as the mechanism of action of naturally-occurring antisense RNA regulations and RNA editing.
Next Generation Venture Capitalist Training at UConn School of Medicine
Blanka Rogina, Ph.D., was appointed by Dr. Bruce Liang, Dean of the UConn School of Medicine, to Chair the UConn-Canaan Fellowship Program Committee. This program provides our students hands-on training for real life, venture capital projects. (read more)
Noelle Germain receives award to study Angelman Syndrome
Noelle Germain, a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of genetics and genome sciences at UConn Health has received a fellowship from the Angelman Syndrome Foundation to investigate two novel approaches to reversing the abnormal genetic expression that causes the rare genetic disease (read full article).
Raising Awareness about Rare Diseases
Stormy Chamberlain, associate professor of genetics and genome sciences, speaks at the Connecticut Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2018. Chamberlain’s research focuses on three rare diseases affecting children: Prader-Willi syndrome, 15q duplication syndrome and Angelman syndrome. She was joined by Jim Kubicza, director of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation and father of a child suffering from the condition (read full article).
Inaugural Fellow, UConn-Canaan Fellowship Program
Congratulations to Scott Adamson who was selected to participate in the UConn-Canaan Fellowship Program. Students selected receive hands-on training from Canaan Partners, a multi-billion dollar venture capital firm. Scott is currently a Ph.D. student in the Graveley lab. His research focuses on developing and utilizing high-throughput reporter assays in order to study the genetic variants can impact pre-mRNA splicing.