Genetics and Genome Sciences Graduate Program
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The Genetics Graduate Program was developed in 1970 as an interdepartmental degree-granting program that provides graduate education in the field of genetics, and over 200 alumni have received PhD degrees in Genetics. The program is administered through the College of Natural Science, and participating faculty have academic appointments in various MSU departments or institutions affiliated with MSU. The objectives of the Genetics Program are to train students for careers in research, teaching, and other science-related fields that rely on a deep understanding of the scientific method and of the nature and significance of genetics and genomics. After training, students should be able to appreciate and contribute to new developments in this rapidly changing field.
- Degree-granting, interdepartmental program with over 100 faculty participants
- Financial support through research assistantships and fellowships
- Enroll through the Biomolecular Science Gateway
- Laboratory rotations across disciplines
- Excellent research facilities
Research Strengths In
- Plant genetics & genomics
- Animal genetics & genomics
- Microbial & Viral Genetics
- Genetics of cancer
- Gene expression & regulation
- Organelle genetics
- Metabolic engineering
- Population genetics & evolution
A listing of upcoming seminars,events, jobs, workshops, and scholarships. [Check out the latest Newsletter.]
Congratulations 2021 Outstanding Genetics & Genome Sciences Student Award recipient Katerina Lay (Takahashi Lab)!
Congratulations to Dr. Katerina Lay-Pruitt on passing her Genetics PhD defense!
Congratulations 2020 Genetics & Genome Sciences Leadership Award recipient Davis Mathieu (Hamberger Lab)!
Congratulations 2021 Outstanding Genetics & Genome Sciences Student Award recipient Jake Reske (Chandler Lab)!