Genome Science & Technology
The Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology (GST) is a Life Science graduate program founded on two premises. First, whole-genome sequences and related large-scale datasets have transformed how we perform biological research, a trend that is gathering momentum and is anticipated to frame the way the biology research is accomplished for many years to come. Second, advances in technology, whether at the level of instrumentation, computation, or “wet lab” reagents, have long been a powerful driving force in biology. The GST program is home to faculty mentors from many walks of life. The virulence factors of pathogenic fungi and the engineering of photosynthetic reaction complexes for bioenergy harvesting are just two examples from the cornucopia of research projects being pursued in GST. Consequently, GST student projects are quite diverse, as indicated by the five themes listed in the left GST Research Areas.
Researchers at the two campuses have access to a wide range of research tools and facilities including:
- High-field NMR spectroscopy
- X-ray crystallography
- Mass spectroscopy
- Next generation sequencing
- Molecular modeling and supercomputing
Special NSF fellowships are possible for students interested in Computational Biology through the SCALE-IT program. Details available at http://web.utk.edu/~scaleit.
Program for Excellence & Equity in Research (PEER) was created to increase the number of accomplished, competitive, and determined underrepresented minority students who prusue Ph.D.s in the sciences, attain careers in biomedical research, and contribute to our nation's well being. Details available at http://web.utk.edu/~peer/.
GST Research Areas
and Systems Biology
for Bioenergy and the Environment
|Computational Molecular Biophysics|
Albrecht von Arnim
Professor of BCMB,
Director of Genome Science and Technology
Phone: (865) 974-6206
UT-ORNL Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology
F337 Walters Life Science
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0840
Phone: (865) 974-9561
Fax: (865) 974-0361