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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Richard Young, PhD

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Erin Schuman, PhD

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Upcoming Special Seminars

March 23, 2021 @ 12:00pm CST

Hiruy Meharena, PhD
Senior Alana Postdoctoral Fellow
Alana Down Syndrome Center
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
MIT

“Genomic Imbalance and 3-D Genome Organization in Intellectual Disability”

Zoom Webinar Link: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/91310766521

March 30, 2021 @ 12:00pm CST

Michael Wells, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

“Exploration of human genetic and phenotypic diversity through cell villages

Zoom Webinar Link: https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/99898433125

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