About the Department

Our mission is to create an exciting and collegial environment where world-class research in Genetics and Genomics is translated into improvements in human health through better understanding of the molecular underpinnings of disease.

– Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt

Our Research Interests

We have traditional strengths in computational biology, genome science, as well as model organism, evolutionary, and human genetics. More recently, our faculty have focused on neurological disorders, cellular bioenergetics, epigenomics, personalized medicine, and genome technology development.

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Thu 29

Dorothy Schafer, PhD

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
May 06

Alexandra Rutz, Ph.D.

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Upcoming Special Seminars

April 6, 2021 @ 12:00pm CST

Juan Alvarez, PhD
Harvard Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department

“Organoid Maturation by Circadian Entrainment

Zoom Webinar Link: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/92666645801

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00pm CST

Xin Jin, PhD
Junior Fellow Society of Fellows
Harvard University

“How Genes and Environment Shape Brain Development: in vivo Perturb-seq and Beyond

Zoom Webinar Link: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/92588889033