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Co-Coordinator | Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology | mswanson@ufl.edu

Maurice Swanson is the co-coordinator of the Genetics & genomics doctoral program, and a professor in the department of molecular genetics & microbiology in the College of Medicine. Swanson works with incoming and current students, guiding them from the application process and through the doctoral program.

Swanson received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University, where he studied the functions of nuclear and cytoplasmic RNA-binding proteins in RNA processing and mRNA translation.  His current research is focused on the functions of repetitive DNA, particularly the roles of unstable microsatellites in RNA-mediated neurological and neuromuscular diseases.

 

 

 

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Co-Coordinator | Distinguished Professor, Florida Museum of Natural History | dsoltis@ufl.edu

Doug Soltis is the co-coordinator of the Genetics & Genomics doctoral program and a distinguished professor Florida Museum of Natural History, and department of biology. Soltis works with student recruiting, as well as incoming and current students, guiding them from the application process and through the doctoral program.

Soltis received his MS and PhD in plant biology from Indiana University. His research interests include using DNA approaches to elucidate the origin of flowering plants, building the tree of all life and understanding evolutionary mechanisms, particularly genome doubling.

 

 

 


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Hope Parmeter 
Program Assistant, Graduate Program | 352-273-8289 | parmeter@ufl.edu

Ms. Parmeter manages the day-to-day business of the Genetics & Genomics doctoral program. She is the primary contact for all student matters during the application process, admissions, and once admitted as a student. Ms. Parmeter ensures all materials have been received and all records are up to date. She registers students for classes and training, processes exam info and grades, and keeps records on mentorships and supervisory committees. For any questions related to the admissions process or current student matters, please contact Ms. Parmeter, parmeter@ufl.edu or 352-273-8289.

 

 


 

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