The Genetics and Genomics Program comprises faculty encompassing an array of multidisciplinary fields in genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics, and is partnered with the newly established Institute for Systems Genomics. Students in the Molecular and Cell Biology graduate program may pursue a Masters or Ph.D. degree in this area of concentration. Students interested in careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries may also pursue an MS degree in Applied Genomics in the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program (Contact email@example.com for more information).
Areas of research focus include bioinformatics, chromosome structure and function, comparative genomics and genome evolution, developmental genetics, molecular evolution, sex chromosome function and evolution, control of transcription, modulation of noncoding RNAs, human genomics, animal models for genome biology, centromere biology, epigenetics and the regulation of genome expression.
Barbara Mellone, Program Head
G & G News
- Professor Barbara Mellone Awarded NIH awardMCB Associate Professor Barbara Mellone received a $2.6million R35-MIRA grant from the National Institute of Health to fund her research on an elusive yet vital chromosomal structure that all plant and animal share: the centromere. This five-year grant will support research efforts to determine the contribution of DNA repeats and centromere chromatin to the formation […]Posted on September 5, 2019
- Study Unlocks Secrets of an Elusive Genome Compartment“Centromeres continue to be widely considered the ‘black hole’ of genomics,” says Barbara Mellone, associate professor of molecular and cell biology at UConn and lead author on the study.Posted on May 14, 2019
- John Malone participated in the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s 2018 ESCOSOC forum!Dr. Malone is part of the delegation of the Global Young Academy and UNESCO and has contributed to development of the concept note for SD17: The use of science, technology, and innovations in facilitating youth engagement, development, and resilience.Posted on June 25, 2018