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Past low social status leaves long-lasting scars in the immune system, new study finds - Featuring Luis Barreiro

11/11/2019

Past low social status leaves long-lasting scars in the immune system, new study finds

Geneticist Luis Barreiro finds that adult monkeys' previous status in their community's social hierarchy had a lingering effect on how their genes behaved. 

Mengjie Chen - One of Four University of Chicago scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships

02/19/2019

Early-career faculty identified as field’s most promising scholars

Four University of Chicago faculty members have earned prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, awarded to early-career scholars whose achievements and potential mark them as the next scientific leaders.

Congratulations John Blischak - 2018 Winner of Nan Xiao Prize for Computational Reproducibility

12/17/2018

Thanks to a generous gift from Human Genetics Alum Nan Xiao, the Department of Human Genetics is pleased to announce the establishment of the "Nan Xiao prize for computational reproducibility".

Congratulations  John Blischak - 2018 winner of the "Nan Xiao prize for computational reproducibility"  for his leadership role in computational reproducibility in applications, and especially development of the R package workflow. 

Amelia Joslin Wins 2018 ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research

12/17/2018

Amelia Joslin - American Sociaty of Human Genetics 2018 Award Recipient of the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research (view 2018 semifinalists and finalists)

Charles Washington III - 2018 HHMI Gilliam Fellow Recipient

09/20/2018

Human Genetics student Charles Washington III (Human Genetics) is a 2018 HHMI Gilliam Fellow. The Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study is awarded to exceptional graduate students who are committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders. His advisor is Carol Ober.