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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Upcoming Special Seminars

August 28, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tamara Caspary, PhD
Professor of Human Genetics
Emory University School of Medicine

Holden Auditorium
Seminar title: Signaling through the Primary Cilium


BJC Investigator Program Seminar

Charles A. Gersbach, Ph.D.
Rooney Family Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Investigator, Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
Director, Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering
Duke University

Erlanger Auditorium
Engineering the Genome for Gene Therapy, Cell Programming, and Functional Epigenomics