Upcoming Events

Dissertation Defense, Wednesday, April 17
Sam Entwisle, Villen Lab, Ph.D. in Molecular & Cellular Biology
"Proteome-scale Investigation of Protein Modification and Metabolic Regulation in Brown Adipose Tissue"
11:00, Health Sciences T-747 | flier

Genome Sciences Seminar, Wednesday, April 17 - seminar has been cancelled
Dr. Raquel Assis, Penn State


Genome Sciences Seminar, Wednesday, April 24
Dr. Carole Ober
, University of Chicago
“Gene Discovery in the Post-GWAS Era: Searching for the Mid-Hanging Fruit”
3:30, Foege Auditorium | flier | talk will not be streamed

New Faculty

Dr. Kelley Harris joined Genome Sciences in January 2018. Dr. Harris uses population genetic theory and high-throughput biological sequence analysis to study recent evolutionary history in humans and other species. Please visit her faculty page to learn more about her research.

 

Dr. Brian Beliveau joined Genome Sciences in September 2018. Dr. Beliveau develops and applies super-resolution microscopy methods and programmable molecular technologies to map the 3D organization of the genome in single cells. Please visit his faculty page to learn more about his research.

2019 Incoming Class

Introducing the Genome Sciences 2019 incoming graduate class:

Anna Bakhtina, University of Washington
Conor Camplisson, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Phillip Chu, Northwestern University
Madeleine Duran, MIT
Austin Gabel, UW MSTP
Xavi Guitart, Vanderbilt University
Kianna Hales, University of Washington
Morgan Hamm, University of Washington
Lilian Heil, University of North Carolina
Maya Lewinsohn, UW MSTP
Sophie Moggridge, University of Victoria
Sriram Pendyala, UW MSTP
Zorian Thornton, Virginia Tech
Wei Yang, UCLA

Department News

In Memoriam: Dr. Benjamin Hall
Robin Aguilar, Phoebe Parrish, and Sam Smukowski have been awarded NSF fellowships.
Dr. Kelley Harris has been named a Searle Scholar for 2019.

Genome Sciences Travel Award winners
In our first application cycle, the Department has funded travel awards to 3 graduate students – Melissa Chiasson, Claudia Espinoza and Colby Samstag – and one postdoc, Jed Carlson. The awards are funded by income to the Department from endowments established by Genome Sciences faculty and are to encourage professional development.

Dr. Brian Beliveau , Dr. Tera Levin (Malik Lab), and Dr. Alistair Russell (Bloom lab), have been awarded Damon Runyon Dale Frey Awards.
Dr. Jay Shendure has received the 2019 Richard Lounsbery Award from the National Academy of Sciences.
2018 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics includes Drs. Evan Eichler, Deborah Nickerson, William Noble, Jay Shendure, John Stamatoyannopoulos, Cole Trapnell, and former GS grad Aaron McKenna.
Junyue Cao has been awarded the 2018 Verna Chapman Young Scientist Award from the International Mammalian Genome Society.
Dr. Jay Shendure has been selected as an AAAS fellow.
Nick Hasle has been awarded an F30 to support his thesis project "Dissecting the role of PTEN in human disease by testing the effects of thousands of variants on multiple cellular phenotypes".
Arvis Sulovari and Bryan Andrews have been awarded the Parker Travel Award for best poster at the department retreat.
Aaron McKenna, Tychele Turner, and Damien Wilburn have been awarded K99 Career Transition Awards.
Dr. Jesse Bloom has been selected as an HHMI Investigator.
Aaron McKenna has received the Graduate School’s 2018 Distinguished Dissertation Award.
Katherine Xue has received the Crow Early Career Award at the 2018 Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics Conference.