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Welcome to the Department of Genetics

Genetics is the future and the past. The history and the promise of every organism is written in its DNA.

Geneticists are leading one of the major scientific revolutions of humankind, delving into the distant past and providing an unprecedented understanding of the biological world.

Our department offers a supportive and unique training environment across the full spectrum of genetics, bridging the disciplines of molecular genetics, development, genomics, and evolutionary biology.

The Department of Genetics is in UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, University of Georgia student Daniel Rouhani had to reimagine his research so he could continue his work as a CURO Summer Fellow. Then something struck him.
A new federally funded project will take a closer look at how tree cells—especially the wood-forming cells known as xylem—function during colder months and lay the groundwork for greater understanding of tree genetics and productivity.
University of Georgia researcher Pengpeng Bi received a pair of National Institutes of Health grants in September: a Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA, 2022–2027) and an Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21, 2022–2024).

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