GCB News

March of Dimes Research Center to Study Premature Birth

GCB researchers Greg Crawford, Tim Reddy, and Charlie Gersbach are part of a multi-institutional collaborative effort funded by the March of Dimes Foundation to study factors that contribute to premature birth. Crawford, Reddy, Gersbach, and colleagues will study the gene regulatory elements utilized in full-term and pre-term pregnancies and characterize how stress, pregnancy relevant hormones, and genetic variation impact the function of these elements. 

Duke’s iGEM Team Wins Gold in 2014

Seven Duke undergraduates worked with GCB faculty members Charles Gersbach and Nicholas Buchler to develop a synthetic molecular circuit that was awarded a coveted gold medal at the 2014 international iGEM competition featuring over 100 teams.