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
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MEET OUR CURRENT STUDENTS
FALL 2023 – G2 SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE

TEXAS A&M GENETICS AND GENOMICS PHD PROGRAM OVERVIEW



51st Annual Meeting of the Texas Genetics Society

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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! 
Great news!! Our 2024 Life Science Symposium was featured on AgriLife Today!
Click here to the article!!
https://agrilifetoday.tamu.edu/…/life-sciences…/
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Khushboo Rastogi, for placing second with her 5-minute Rapid Oral and Poster presentation in the Crops for Nutrition and Health division during the 2023 ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting!
For this competition, Khushboo presented her work “Biofortification for Limited Essential Amino Acid in the US Rice Cultivar Using Genome Editing”.
We’re so proud of you Khushboo!
Congratulations to PhD student, Andres Barboza Pereira of the Blackmon lab, who was selected to receive the Spring 2023 GGSA Conference Award!
Andres received this award for attending the Evolution 2023 conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from June 21-25, 2023, where he presented a poster titled “Rest and Activity Behavior of Betta Fish: Insights into Crepuscular Patterns”.
We’re so happy for you Andres, and we can’t wait to see where your research heads next!
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Mayra Mendoza Cerna, for receiving the Spring 2023 GGSA Conference Award!
Mayra works in the Raudsepp lab, and attended the International Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG 30) in San Diego, California from January 13-18, 2023. She gave a talk titled “VicPac4, a chromosome-level reference genome of the alpaca (Vicugna pacos)”.
Way to go Mayra! We’re so proud of you and can’t wait to see where your research takes you next!

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EVENTS

march

21mar(mar 21)2:00 PM23(mar 23)12:00 PM51st Annual Meeting of the Texas Genetics SocietyTGS 2024

february

26feb4:00 PM5:00 PMDr. Melissa HarrisonG2 Seminar

19feb4:00 PM5:00 PMDr. Tapasree Roy SarkarG2 Seminar

12feb4:00 PM5:00 PMDr. David HunstadG2 Seminar

05feb4:00 PM5:00 PMDr. Yuchao JiangG2 Seminar

02feb2:00 PM8:00 PMSAVE THE DATE!!! 2024 Life Sciences Symposium

january

29jan4:05 PM5:00 PMY2 GGEN Students: Tyler Chan & Daniela RuizG2 Seminar

22jan4:05 PM5:05 PMGGSA Y2 Students: Ellzey, Higgins, RamirezG2 Seminar

december

04dec4:05 PM5:05 PMGGSA: Ari Aviles, Emmarie Alexander & Destani DerricoG2 Seminar