The GG Scholars program was developed by the GGA Executive Committee and Curriculum Committee, led by Dr. Martha Burford Reiskind, using a consensus model and implementing innovative methods for graduate training and professional development in genetics and genomics. The program will set the stage for the Scholar’s future careers in the sciences and will be a resource as they continue in their respective degree programs at NC State University. The Curriculum Committee members represent several PhD programs and three different colleges (CALS, COS, and CNR) across the university. The Committees work closely with the affiliate PhD program Directors to ensure a smooth transition for the Scholars from this first-year training to their chosen degree program.
I really value interdisciplinary work, and I was excited to have the opportunity to spend a year drilling down on my genetics fundamentals and exploring new ideas before starting to do more applied work.
Most graduate schools that I looked at required immediate commitment to a PI, so joining a program where I could rotate with different professors and ensure that we got along well was very reassuring.
Martha Burford Reiskind
Director of the GG Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Population Genomics
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Sciences
Office: Thomas Hall 1510B
Graduate Services Coordinator
GGA & GG Scholars
University Program Specialist