UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Medicine

The UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Sciences (UCJGS) leverages the unique combination of a recent, but thriving relationship between the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health) and Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM). Together UConn and JAX-GM are one of the leading hubs of excellence in genomic research in the world. Our research faculty include leaders of the ENCODE, 1000 Genomes, TCGA, 4D Nucleome, and Microbiome consortium projects.  Our institutions provide outstanding facilities to perform genomic research including excellent computational resources, easy access to every DNA and RNA sequencing platform, a stem cell and genome engineering core facility, and a joint UConn/JAX-GM single cell genomics facility. Training includes: didactic courses, seminar series, hands on technical workshops, and attending international conferences in genomics. Trainees are exposed to both wet and dry genomic research and are able to both generate and analyze genomic data. They are given a strong foundation in both the underlying biology of the systems being studied and the computational and statistical methods required to correctly interpret data, as well as educated about ethical scientific behavior.

Contact Information

Dr. Brenton Graveley
(Co-Director)
Email: graveley@uchc.edu

Dr. Charles Lee
(Co-Director)
Email: charles.lee@jax.org

Isolde Bates
Business Services Manager
Email:
bates@uchc.edu

2024 NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting

The 2024 NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting took place April 7-9, 2024 in Seattle, WA.  Bethlehem Abebe, a current student in The UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Science, presented her poster “Biochemical, Genomic, and Structural Analysis of Protein Complexes Involved in Cytokinesis” at this year’s meeting.

This year’s keynote speaker was Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington, Adjunct Professor of Medicine (in the Division of Medical Genetics), and Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 

Co-Director of the UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Science, Dr. Brenton Graveley, Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at the University of Connecticut Health Center was a panelist at the meeting for the topic “Landing Your First Post Post-Doc Job”. 

Dr. Christine Beck, Associate Program Director of the Genetics and Developmental Biology Program, Assistant Professor, the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at the University of Connecticut Health Center and The Jackson Laboratory was a panelist for the session “Becoming an Effective Team Scientist”.

UConn/JAX-GM T32 Genomic Science Trainees

T32 Genomics Retreat

T32 Training Grant Annual meeting November 16, 2023

 

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