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Graduate Program in Genetics & Genomics

The 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

  • Leanne Dumeny and team won first place at the 2018 Global Health Competition at the University of Florida Competition in January 2018, and won fourth place honorable mention at the International Emory Competition in March 2018.
  • Wei Ni was awarded second place for student posters in the Florida Genetics Symposium 2017
  • Keon Wimberly received the 2018-2019 Porter Physiology Development Fellowship award.


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