Institute for Integrative Genome Biology

Grants and Programs

Current Interdisciplinary IIGB Grants/Programs


NSF ChemGen IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee) Program (2005-10)


2007 NSF CEPCEB ChemGen IGERT Students

In 2005, the National Science Foundation awarded $2.9 million for UCR’s first Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee (IGERT) program to be conducted by researchers at the Center for Plant Cell Biology. The project, titled “IGERT in Chemical Genomics: Forging Complementation at the Interface of Chemistry, Engineering, Computational Sciences and Cell Biology,” joins faculty from different departments in a multidisciplinary collaboration. Under Principal Investigator Julia Bailey-Serres, Professor of Genetics in the Botany and Plant Sciences Department, and Associate Director Sean Cutler, Plant Cell Biology Assistant Professor, the goal of this innovative five-year program is to provide 23 students with a team-based research environment that intercalates engineers, chemists and bioinformaticians into research teams with cell biologists for training in advanced chemical genomics research. In addition to Julia Bailey-Serres, co-principal investigators include Plant Cell Biology Professor Natasha Raikhel, Chemistry Professor Michael Pirrung, Computer Science Professor Tao Jiang and Biochemical Engineering Professor Jerome Schultz.

Faculty mentors, state-of-the-art research opportunities, student projects, and application instructions are described on the CEPCEB IGERT website.

Please view the IGERT Fact Sheet for summary information, or contact the ChemGen IGERT Grant Coordinator, Matthew Collin.

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Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director