From deciphering underlying genetic factors of diseases to developing cutting-edge genome technology, our scientists are making impactful discoveries everyday.

Strength in Genetics and Genomics Research

The Department of Genetics has traditional strengths in computational biology and genome science, as well as model organism, evolutionary and human genetics. Recent specialties include neurological disorders, cellular bioenergetics, epigenomics, personalized medicine and genome technology development.

Within the close-knit research community of Washington University School of Medicine, our scientists are supported by a strong foundation. School of Medicine Facts & Figures

#2 NIH Funding (2023)$838.3 Million Research Funding 202219 Nobel Laureates 

Latest News

Using Interpretable Deep Learning Tools to Decipher Gene Regulation

Using Interpretable Deep Learning Tools to Decipher Gene Regulation
In this paper, recently published in PLOS Computational Biology, Dr. Michael White, Associate Professor of Genetics and colleagues used a new AI learning package to model data generated with synthetic regulatory DNA elements to further the understanding of regulatory DNA. 

The Schedl Lab Receives R35 Grant

The Schedl Lab Receives R35 Grant
The Schedl Lab led by Dr. Tim Schedl recently received NIGMS R35 grant. The grant provides funding for studying “control of germline stem cells and the switch to meiotic development in C. elegans” for 5 years.

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