In 2006, 4 of the 19 nurse fellows attending the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) were from Texas. Enriched by meeting, learning from and working with the leaders in the science, 3 of the Fellows from Texas are now working together at the GTRL. GTRL members include Patricia Newcomb PhD, RN CPNP, Patricia Kelly, MSN, RN AOCN®, Barbara Raudonis, PhD, RN, Diane Snow, PhD, RN APRN, Maxine Adegbola, PhD, RN and Jan Marshall MSN, RN. The members of the GTRL group also proudly collaborate with colleagues in the Life Sciences and School of Urban Affairs at UT Arlington.
The physical laboratory is located on the first floor of Pickard Hall in the College of Nursing’s Learning Resource Center suite, and is the result of a UT system grant secured by Carolyn Cason, PhD, RN, Director of the Center for Nursing Research at UT Arlington. Creation of the lab received support from the dean of the College of Science and the department chairs of Biology and Psychology at UT Arlington. The laboratory contains state of the art equipment for performing multiple analyses, including PCR, real-time PCR, gel electrophoresis, spectrometry, and ELISA assays. Members use the UTA Biology Core Genomics facility as needed for additional analyses, such as capillary sequencing, pyrosequencing, microarray analysis, and flow cytometry.
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to consult with GTRL members if desired for help with genomics related honors projects, completion projects, dissertations, or to participate in ongoing research.
Dr. Raudonis and Dr. Newcomb pictured here in the lab