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Graduate Program in Genetics & Genomics

grad-student-allThe University of Florida Genetics Institute is a multi-college, multi-faceted research center. What defines our institute, and our graduate program, is our philosophy that good geneticists are integrative geneticists, who incorporate many different genetic sub-fields into their work.

Interests in the faculty span from basic research to applied work, with an emphasis on synergy between faculty. Our core mission is to improve the quality of life of people throughout the world via integrative, genetics-based research.

There are currently more than 22 Ph.D. students enrolled in the Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program, representing a mix of domestic and international students whose research covers many different topics in genetics and genomics. At this time we do not have a Master’s program.

Our program’s physical heart is in the Cancer & Genetics Research Complex. However, because of the cross-college nature of the program, faculty and labs are found across campus. Supporting facilities include the


Latest awards won by Genetics & Genomics graduate students and alumni

  • Ana Caroline Costa Sá was honored at the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2016 meeting for her presidential Trainee Award.
  • Heather Rose Kates received the inaugural 2015 Kenneth & Laura Berns Award for Excellence in Genetics.
  • Marcio Resende was named a “Young Entrepreneur” by Gov. Rick Scott in honor of his company RAPiD Genomics (September 2015)
  • Tatiana Salazar won the UF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 2015 Big Idea competition for her business StemPoint.


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