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.

Upcoming Events

Thu 19

Adam Siepel, PhD

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thu 26

Justin Gerke, PhD

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Upcoming Special Seminars

Yijun Ruan, PhD
Professor and Director, Genomic Sciences
Florine Roux Endowed Chair in Genomics and Computational Biology
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

October 7 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm
4515 McKinley Building, Room 6001B

3D Genome Organization & Transcription Regulation


Chia-Lin Wei, PhD
Director, Genome Technologies
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

October 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
4515 McKinley Building, Room 6001B

Genome Structure, Transcriptional Silencing in Development and Cancer Progression