Research training in genetics is proposed in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. Funds are requested for 9 predoctoral positions, within a program that includes approximately 50 graduate students and 45 postdoctoral trainees. 20 training faculty participate. The program places special emphasis on three research areas: evolutionary genetics, molecular genetics, and developmental genetics. The basic aspect of the training is laboratory research carried out under the direction of a faculty member in the genetics program. Through this experience, the trainee becomes skilled at posing questions about fundamental genetic processes and designing experiments to answer those questions. The training is augmented by formal courses offered by the Biology and Chemistry Departments and by seminar programs that highlight current research in genetics and related disciplines. The training facilities include the laboratories of the faculty and support services such as state of the art genomics and proteomics facilities, media preparation, an electron, confocal and 2-photon microscope facility, an animal facility, and a polyclonal/monoclonal antibody facility. Major equipment is shared and housed in common space. The laboratories of most of the faculty are contiguous and in interconnected buildings. This arrangement fosters interactions and collaborations among faculty and students.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32GM007413-34
Application #
8100294
Study Section
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Initial Review Group (BRT)
Program Officer
Haynes, Susan R
Project Start
1977-07-01
Project End
2013-06-30
Budget Start
2011-07-01
Budget End
2012-06-30
Support Year
34
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$381,762
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Oregon
Department
Biochemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
948117312
City
Eugene
State
OR
Country
United States
Zip Code
97403
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