Here are summaries of a selection of the papers published by GCB faculty in September 2020:
Anne Yoder is GCB's newest faculty member. She is featured on Duke University's Fundamental Concepts discussing how evidenced-based conservation biology is one of our best approaches to mitigate the current biodiversity crisis on Earth.
For the first time at Duke, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is awarding a Center of Excellence in Genome Science (CEGS) grant, to a group of Duke researchers, providing $14 million of research support over five years.
Yarui Diao, Ph.D. received a U01 grant, totaling $3 million in research funding for 5 years, from 4D Nucleome Consortium (phase 2) through the NIH Common fund. Diao aims to determine the function and regulation of high-order chromatin structure on gene regulation and skeletal muscle regeneration in response to ischemia induced limb damage and recovery.
Duke Associate Professor and MacArthur fellowship recipient Jenny Tung discusses tree metaphors, human evolution, and what might have happened when our ancestors ran into other extinct archaic hominins. This video is part of Duke University's Fundamental Concepts series. Each episode features a Duke faculty member explaining an entire concept from beginning to end in roughly 10 minutes.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, selected Yarui Diao and Craig Lowe, two Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) faculty, to receive 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards. NHGRI honored a total of 12 early career investigators in genomics. Each awardee will receive five years of funding.