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  • Department Retreat May, 11 starting at 8:30 AM
  • Congratulations to Angela Lager (now Assistant Professor at The Univ. of Chicago) and the Tesar Lab on their paper published in Nature Communications


  • Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris for his election as President-elect of ASHG!

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  • Congratulations to Matthew Elitt, Tesar Lab, and collaborators for their paper published in Stem Cell Reports


  • Congratulations to Kass Johnson for being awarded a position on the Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB) T32 Training Grant!


  • Congratulations to the Schaffer Lab for their paper published in Nature Genetics

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  • Congratulations to Zita Hubler & Dharma Allimuthu and the Adams & Tesar labs on their paper published in Nature


  • Congratulations to Mayur Madhavan & Zach Nevin and the Tesar lab on their paper published in Nature Methods


  • Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences was ranked 8th in NIH Funding in 2017 by Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research


  • Congratulations to Dr. Yiqing Zhao for winning the AACR-Aflac scholar-in-training award!


  • Celebrating the collaboration with Stand UP to Cancer and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Katie Couric moderates the panel of esteemed cancer researchers, which included Zhenghe John Wang, PhD. from the Genetics and Genome Sciences.  

  • Congratulations to Dr. Drew Adams for his appointment to the Thomas F. Peterson, Jr. Professorship in Cancer and Energy Research!  

  • Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Kerschner! She was awarded a Vertex Cystic Fibrosis Mentored Research Innovation Award.  


The mission of our faculty is to improve human health through the pursuit of cutting edge genetics and genomics research and by training the next generation of scientists. Their research interests include epigenetics, neurogenetics, stem cell biology, chemical genomics, developmental genetics, metabolic disorders, and cancer genetics.
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Ph.D. Program

The goal of the Genetics graduate program is to train the next generation of geneticists who have extensive knowledge and expertise in many areas of modern genetics, genomics and biomedical research, and who use this training to pursue careers in basic and applied research in academia and industry, teaching, healthcare, publishing, foundations and government, and other areas of leadership in the public and private sectors.
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Genetic Counseling Program

The Genetic Counseling Training Program, leading to a Master of Science degree in Genetics, is a two-year academic program comprised of didactic course work, laboratory exposure, research experience and extensive clinical training.
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