DeSalvio, Aaron

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Dr. Galloway-Pena Laboratory

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Alexius Dingle

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Aravindh Nagarajan

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Serina Taluja

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Program Resources                      In the Spotlight                           Events

DeSalvio, Aaron

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Dr. Galloway-Pena Laboratory

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Alexius Dingle

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Aravindh Nagarajan

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Serina Taluja

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – Certificate (CERT-BICB)
Student Resources
Faculty Resources
MEET OUR CURRENT STUDENTS
SPRING 2024 – G2 SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE

MEET THE 2024 GGEN COHORT

Wideman, Natalie- 2024 GGEN Incoming Student Feature

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Exciting News!!
Please join us in congratulating our #TAMUGENE Ph.D. Candidate, Hannah Carter, from Dr. Weston Porter Lab! Hannah is one of the 32 recipients from 27 prestigious institutions around the world to be selected for an ASPIRE grant!! She received an $80,000 research grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to study sirtuins, a type of protein known to reduce signs of aging that may also play a role in breast cancer metastasis. The two-year grant, called A Supplement to Promote Inclusion for Research Excellence (ASPIRE), aims to increase the diversity of the breast cancer research workforce by providing funding to trainees from communities historically minoritized and marginalized in research. As supplemental funding, the award is given to trainees who work with established breast cancer scientists.
We are so excited to celebrate this special moment with you,  and we can’t wait to see how your research will help many women to treat breast cancer!

Carter, Hannah

We are thrilled to announce that Faculty of Genetics and Genomics , Dr. William J. Murphy was one of 120 new members elected, 
and the only professor from Texas A&M, recognized this year by The National Academy of Sciences 
in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
NAS Membership is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive!!
We are so excited to celebrate this special moment with you!
Click here to read the full announcement:

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics at Texas A&M University proudly announces that our Program Chair, Dr. Zach Adelman, and Faculty of Genetics from Soil and Crop Science, Dr. Seth Murray, were elected as the 2023 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! Whoop! Congrats!
 AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the Science journals. One of the most distinguished honors within the scientific community, fellows of the AAAS are a cadre of global scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their academic and administrative achievements geared toward communicating science to the public.
We are proud of our Program Chair, Dr. Adelman, for his scientific excellence, for fostering trust in science throughout the GGEN community he serves, and for his leadership and contribution to the next generation of scientists while advancing scientific achievements!
We are so excited to celebrate this achievement with you! 

Fantastic news!!

Congratulations to our Ph.D. Candidate, Jordyn Vanportfliet, from Dr. A. Phillip West Lab who just received an NIH F31 award for her project “Targeting the Nrf2 axis to reduce lung immunopathology in PolG-related mitochondrial disease.”
Whoop! This is an exciting achievement! We are so proud of you and we can’t wait to see where your research takes you next!
Jordyn also gave a short talk and poster presentation at the Keystone Symposia for Mitochondria Signaling and Disease in February. What a great start to the year for Jordyn!
We are beyond happy for you!
Congratulations to our Genetics and Genomics students, Emmarie Alexander, from Dr. Bill Murphy’s laboratory, and Aaron DeSalvio, from Dr. Seth Murray’s laboratory, on being selected for the prestigious 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)! Emmarie and Aaron are two of 6 winners from Texas A&M, with only 3 in the Life Sciences at Texas A&M! 
Emmarie is interested in using genomic tools to investigate the complex evolutionary history of mammals by way of their genome to their phylogeographic structure. She is particularly interested in mammals of conservation concern, such as pangolins and felids. Currently, Emmarie is parsing the evolutionary origins and structure of mammalian sex chromosomes. 
Aaron’s goal is to uncover the applicability of temporal spectral data to predict agronomically relevant traits in maize (corn) using a combination of high-throughput phenotyping (HTP) data captured by unoccupied aerial systems (drones) and genomic marker data. His current project is focused on performing single plant analysis, with the intent of uncovering differences in the performance of genetically identical plants. The goal is to enable single plant selection, which could greatly reduce the plant breeding cycle’s turnover time and increase genetic gains more rapidly. Additionally, he aims to enable researchers across the globe to implement HTP into their programs through methods-based publications and demonstrations using open-access data collected on our lab’s agricultural experiments in College Station. 
We are so excited to celebrate this achievement with you! 
Congratulations to PhD student, Luca Henze, for his publication in PNAS Nexus titled “Unraveling the hierarchical structure of posture and muscle activity changes during mating of Caenorhabditis elegans” earlier this year!
This is a particularly full-circle event, as Luca originally worked on this research while attending our Summer Undergraduate Research in Genetics and Genomics (SURGe) program back in 2019! Click here to read the article!
We’re so excited for you Luca, and so happy you decided to continue your journey with us for your graduate studies!
Congratulations to Sarah Ingram, a #TAMUGENE Ph.D. student from Dr. Shaunna Clark’s Lab, on her first first-author publication in the Journal of Affective Disorders!
Click here to read her article “Associations of depression and anxiety symptoms in childhood and adolescence with epigenetic aging”
Great job, Sarah! We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see where your research takes you next!
Congratulations to PhD student, Daniela Ruiz of the Sun lab, for being selected to receive the Spring 2023 GGSA Conference Award!
Daniela has been selected for this award to support her upcoming presentation at the American Chemical Society – Many Flavors of Chemistry meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 17-21, 2024. She will be presenting her research titled “Microbe interaction unveiled through Click Chemistry”.
Good luck on your presentation, and we know you’ll do great!
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Alexandra Naron of the Threadgill lab, for being selected to receive the Spring 2023 GGSA Conference Award!
Alexandra received this award for attending the 4th international Conference on Precision Nutrition and Metabolism in Public Health and Medicine in Ioannina, Greece from June 25-30, 2023, where she presented a talk titled ‘Multiple loci drive diet-induced thermogenesis in mice exposed to a ketogenic diet’.
We’re so happy for you Alexandra, and we can’t wait to see where you head to present your research next!

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EVENTS

july

31jul2:00 PM4:00 PMSUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INGENETICS AND GENOMICS (SURGE) POSTER SESSION

may

28may9:30 AM12:00 PMRamiah VickersDISSERTATION DEFENSE