About GEDD

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Michigan State University's Gene Expression in Development and Disease (GEDD) Initiative was founded in 1999 by eight research scientists to focus interdisciplinary research and training on gene expression. Presently, over 20 laboratories from across the university with expertise in basic mechanisms of transcription, development, evolution and systems biology are working together to further cross-cutting research and education.

The GEDD Initiative features three main thrust areas; enhanced Ph.D. and postdoc training through a new training grant and graduate fellowships, enhanced bioinformatic and genomic resources for the MSU community, and new interdisciplinary collaborative projects.

Current research includes:

  • chromatin remodeling
  • transcriptional activation and repression
  • bacterial gene regulation
  • plant development and physiology
  • structural biology
  • basal transcriptional machinery
  • systems biology and genomics
  • evolution and development

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Qualified Ph.D. and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to inquire about joining our efforts.