Welcome to the Genetics Department!
125 Students, trainees, & postdocs
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.
We are hiring!
Our Research Areas
Meet Tassia Mangetti Goncalves, postdoctoral researcher in the Zhao Lab. Tassia grew up in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. After a short visit in Iowa State University during her master’s program, she decided to become a researcher in the U.S. Her research interest is mammalian whole genome-wide cis-regulatory modules. Read more about Tassia’s background, hobbies and research aspirations.
Chromatin mediated gene regulation
The Forefront of Genetics Research
The genetics department at Washington University is one of the oldest and highest ranked departments in the country, contributing to monumental projects such as the Human Genome Project.
The Genetics Department at WashU fosters a collaborative atmosphere, promoting the sharing of innovative ideas and the collective learning from colleagues at all career stages. Our commitment to facilitating this exchange is evident through various initiatives, including regular gatherings like weekly seminars and annual scientific retreats.