GenOM Project - Genomics Outreach for Minorities, University of Washington

"As an undergraduate researcher, I am learning things that I am so excited about. I finally get to use my education and put it to use. It isn’t just pictures and text in books anymore."

-Brittney McKenzie, GenOM ALVA 2008


The GenOM Project is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and in part by the Genentech Foundation. The program provides educational and research opportunities as well as academic support for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics and life sciences research at the University of Washington.



GenOM Project News


description UW GenOM Summer Undergraduate Research Program»
The UW GenOM Summer Undergraduate Research Program application is now available. This program provides research funding for University of Washington undergraduate students for summer 2014. Applicants are responsible for finding and confirming their own laboratory placements. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.


description Welcome to the GenOM team Greg Diggs!»
The UW GenOM Project is excited to announce that Greg Diggs has joined our team as the new GenOM ALVA Coordinator. Greg will work closely with Elena Hernandez over the next few months and will take over the position when Elena graduates in June 2014. He is a doctoral student in the College of Education, Multicultural Education program here at the University of Washington. Welcome Greg!



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Help the UW GenOM Project continue our mission to enhance recruitment, retention and training of underrepresented and underserved students in life sciences. To learn more about the vision and history of GenOM, visit the About Us section.




Friday, April 18, 2014
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Application Deadline
This program is for low-income, first generation undergraduate students interested in research spanning a variety of fields.

Friday, May 17, 2014
17th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium
This is a great opportunity to learn about the great research undergraduates are doing at UW. It will be held in Mary Gates Hall.