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UGA geneticist named one of Cell’s 40 under 40

University of Georgia researcher Robert Schmitz was recently selected by the journal Cell as one of 40 most accomplished young scientists under the age of 40 who are shaping current and future trends in biology.

The featured researchers were chosen by the journal's editorial board from a pool of international nominees to commemorate Cell's 40th anniversary.

"It's very exciting to be recognized by such a prestigious organization so early in my career," said Schmitz, an assistant professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. "I hope we can use this recognition as a springboard to bolster the momentum in building our research program."