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  • Department Retreat May, 11 starting at 8:30 AM
  • Bo-Jhih Guan's work concerning a new approach for breast cancer treatment was presented at the NCI workshop!


  • Ahmad Khalil was elected to the University Senate Executive Committee for the 2019-2020 academic year!


  • Congrats to Zach Nevin, Tesar Lab, who matched at Johns Hopkins in their Pediatric Genetic  Medicine Residency Program!


  • Congratulations to Stevephen Hung (Scacheri Lab),
who was first-author of the paper “Mismatch
repair-signature mutations activate gene enhancers
across human colorectal cancer epigenomes,“
published in eLife. The paper shows non-coding
mutations, prevalent in a subtype of colorectal (CRC)
cancer, can activate CRC-specific enhancers and
disrupt gene expression.


  • Congratulations to Dr. Kristian, She is CEO-elect of the RNA Society!


  • Hannah Swahn Awarded an F31 Grant from NHLBI for her Project


  • Paul Tesar appointed to the Provost's strategic planning committee - the 'Thinkers'



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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