Welcome to the Genome Revolution!
Revolutionary science requires revolutionary approaches. At the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, we bring together scientists, engineers, physicians, lawyers, policymakers, business leaders, economists, sociologists, artists, ethicists, humanists, and students at all levels to explore the genome - its biology, its origins, its promise, and its implications for society.
This search for big answers compels us to ask big questions. With 40 faculty investigators, the IGSP is utilizing state-of-the-art technologies to approach the science and policy questions of the genome revolution from many angles. The IGSP Education Office connects students with this amazing and thought provoking research.
Please contact us to find out how you can get involved.
Beryl Cummings - Class of 2014
Beryl Cummings, Duke class of 2014, was one of fifteen undergraduates selected to participate in the 2011 IGSP and Center for Systems Biology Fellowship Program. A sophomore from Izmir, Turkey, Beryl is a member of Kristin Scott's lab. Her research focuses on developing and validating an epigenetic inheritance assay using the green fluorescent protein (GFP) which will be used in future studies aimed at identifying specific pathways of epigenetic inheritance in fission yeast. Beryl is a biology major. She is also pursuing a Genome Sciences & Policy certificate.