May 05, 2020
Congratulations to Callan for winning the 2020 Cynthia Kenyon Award, given to one outstanding graduating UGA senior majoring in Genetics. Callan is heading to Stanford as a Knight-Hennessey Scholar. Well done!
January 28, 2020
Sohyun Bang and Michael Francis won second place for their DNA sonification entry Music of Life in the 2019 UGA Capturing Science Contest! Congratulations, Sohyun!
December 20, 2019
Congratulations to Madge for being awarded a Spring 2020 CURO Research Assistantship! Way to go!
May 06, 2019
Sarah Saddoris was awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Keep up the fantastic scholarly and research activity.
May 06, 2019
Congratulations to Faheem for being awarded a Summer CURO Research Assistantship!
April 10, 2019
Congratulations to former undergraduates Patrick Griffin who was awarded an NSF-GRFP and Kitra Cates who received an honorable mention.
April 07, 2019
Lexiang was awarded the Ying Xu Outstanding Student Paper Award from the Institute of Bioinformatics.
April 01, 2019
Congratulations to Pablo for being awarded a position on the departmental NIH Training Grant. Excellent job!
This is not an April Fools joke.
This is not an April Fools joke.
February 03, 2019
We are so excited for Callan Russell who was the only person selected out of 55 individuals to participate in the genetic counseling internship at the University of South Carolina.
September 28, 2018
The Plant Center fall retreat had 98 posters this year and William Jordan placed 2nd in the graduate student poster category and Jered Wendte placed 2nd in the postdoc category. Well done!
September 14, 2018
Callan was the recipient of a CURO Research Fellowship. Well done!
August 18, 2018
Well done Tina and Zach for their awards for their poster presentations at the departmental retreat!
July 31, 2018
Jered was awarded a 3 year fellowship from the National Plant Genome Initiative funded by the NSF. Congratulations Jered!
April 13, 2018
Congratulations to Will for being awarded a position on the departmental NIH Training Grant. Well deserved.
April 05, 2018
Lexiang Ji was awarded the "Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad" by the China Scholarship Council
April 02, 2018
Congratulations to Brigitte for being awarded the Ying Xu Outstanding Student Paper Award from the Institute of Bioinformatics
March 01, 2018
Congratulations William for being awarded an Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant from the UGA Graduate School.
November 18, 2017
Kudos to William Jordan who placed 1st in the graduate student poster competition at UGA's Plant Center retreat and to Adam who placed 3rd within the postdoc category.
April 17, 2017
Chad has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Congratulations! Best of luck with your new adventure.
March 30, 2017
Congratulations to Brigitte and Will for being awarded a position on the NIH departmental NIH Training Grant. Keep up the great work.
March 27, 2017
Congratulations to Lexiang for being awarded the Ying Xu Outstanding Student Paper Award from the Institute of Bioinformatics.
November 16, 2016
Adam and others have developed a novel set of models to estimate context-specific methylation levels in any sample regardless of the availability of a reference genome. See manuscript at BioRxiv.
June 06, 2016
Congratulations to Brigitte for being awarded an NIH Training Grant Fellowship for her studies of plant epimutations.
May 18, 2016
Pat was named the Cynthia Kenyon Awardee at the Genetics Graduation Event. This award recognizes a student based on excellence in academics, research and leadership. This is well deserved. Congratulations Pat!
April 15, 2016
Pat just submitted his study that he started as an undergraduate. Taught himself programming with help from the lab. Nice work. bioRxiv
March 28, 2016
Another preprint from the lab on extensive natural variation of DNA methylation between angiosperm species bioRxiv
March 27, 2016
A truly collaborative effort put forth to understand the origins and evolutionary consequences of gene body DNA methylation in plant genomes. bioRxiv
February 16, 2016
Congratulations to Madeline Steffensen for being awarded a 2015 CURO Research Assistantship.
September 08, 2015
Congratulations to Kitra Cates for being awarded a 2015 CURO Research Assistantship.
July 16, 2015
In collaboration with the lab of Chuan He at the University of Chicago we've created a novel method to identify N4-methylcytosines in bacterial genomes. Great job Miao and Lexiang!
June 12, 2015
Bob was named a Pew Scholar and the lab received funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts to support research on epigenetic variants.
April 24, 2015
We're sad to see our all-star technician leave the lab today, but we're happy he is taking the next step in his career. Good luck!
February 12, 2015
Productive and fun collaboration with Steen Ooi's lab at UCL on establishment of DNA methylation patterns during spermatogenesis. Online today in Cell Reports.
January 11, 2015
We are announcing at #PAGXXIII the release of an updated version of Plant Methylome DB, which includes 20 unpublished DNA methylomes.
December 09, 2014
Brigitte has joined our lab and the Institute of Bioinformatics. Welcome!
September 13, 2014
Ji L, Sasaki T, Sun X, Ma P, Lewis ZA, Schmitz RJ. (2014) Methylated DNA is over-represented in whole-genome bisulfite sequencing data. Frontiers in Genetics 5:341. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00341
September 03, 2014
Congratulations to Pat Griffin for being awarded a CURO Research Assistantship!
August 27, 2014
Read our new study led by Pat West (a superstar undergraduate) and Qing Li from Nathan Springer's Lab at UM… Genomic distribution of H3K9me2 and DNA methylation in a maize genome. PLOS ONE Aug;9(8):e105267
July 30, 2014
Eichten S, Schmitz RJ, Springer NM. (2014) Epigenetics; beyond chromatin modifications and complex gene regulatory systems. Plant Physiology Jul 165(3):993-947.
June 16, 2014
We're happy that Dr. Xiuling Shi has finally joined our group. We hope you enjoy your new home.
April 15, 2014
Congratulations to Patrick Griffin who will be a CURO Fellow in the lab this summer.
March 07, 2014
Chad was awarded a 3 year fellowship from the National Plant Genome Initiative funded by the NSF. Nice work!
September 26, 2013
Chad's review on the inheritance of DNA methylation variants in plant genomes is out.
September 22, 2013
Welcome Kelly Lane to our lab as the first graduate students from the Genetics Department!
July 25, 2013
We're looking for a new postdoctoral fellow to join our team. See the ad.
May 10, 2013
The website is up and running and we are looking for people interested in joining our group in Fall 2013.