Paige selected as an ASHG Human Genetics Scholar

/ August 23, 2022

Paige was selected as one of eight researchers to join the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative for 2022-2024. This program is run by the American Society of Human Genetics to promote diversity and inclusion in the field of human genetics. It provides individual and group mentoring, funding for career development, and attendance at the ASHG annual meeting. Paige is a citizen

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The lab’s first in-person conference presentations!

/ August 22, 2022

Paige and Helena both got to experience the fun adventures of in-person conferences this year!  We’re so glad to be able to start sharing our work and meeting the broader community again. Paige attended the PEQG (Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics) meeting in Pacific Grove, CA in June. She will also be attending the ASHG (American Society of Human Genetics)

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The lab hosts two summer students

/ August 22, 2022

We hosted two fantastic summer students this year! Time flew by and they’ve already completed their projects. Lennae Nockideneh, a pre-nursing student at Dixie State University, joined us through the Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI) program. She worked with Paige on a project identifying potential blood group variants in the great apes.  Dariana Rodriguez Purcell, a biology/pre-med and business major

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Pooja joins for a rotation

/ January 13, 2022

The Leffler lab welcomes Pooja Rao for an in-person rotation in the lab! Pooja is a 1st-year Ph.D. student in the Biological Chemistry program. 

Madison joins for a rotation

/ January 13, 2022

The Leffler lab welcomes Madison Baugh for an in-person rotation in the lab! Madison is a 1st-year Ph.D. student in the Molecular Biology program. 

Braden joins for a rotation

/ October 8, 2021

The Leffler lab welcomes Braden Fallon for an in-person rotation in the lab! Braden is a 1st-year Ph.D. student in the Molecular Biology program. We are excited to be back in the lab space (masked) and meeting regularly.

Paige and Helena present to youth-in-custody

/ March 30, 2021

Paige and Helena gave a virtual presentation to youth-in-custody at the Farmington Bay Youth Center in March 2021. They talked about their journey to becoming scientists, their research projects, and a general background in evolution and genomics. Through this presentation, they hoped to inspire the younger generation to have an interest in science. This outreach was through STEMCAP, an organization

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Eva joins for a virtual third rotation

/ February 2, 2021

The Leffler lab welcomes Eva Vigato for a virtual rotation in the lab! Eva is a 1st-year Ph.D. student in the Molecular Biology program.

Inviting applications for a postdoc position

/ November 25, 2020

Postdoctoral Scholar Position The Leffler Lab in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar broadly interested in human genomics, malaria, and/or structural variation. The Postdoctoral Scholar will lead a new project in the lab in one of our areas of focus, depending on his/her interest and expertise. Potential projects include (1) dual

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