• Research

    We cover a broad range of topics in Genetics, including global genomics, epigenetics, single-cell biology, bioinformatics, & more.

  • Growth. Collaboration. Innovation.

    While our department grows in both faculty and students from across research areas, we not only encourage, but seek out, collaboration between these diverse interests to deliver impactful, innovative, interdisciplinary research.

  • Education

    With over 80 trainees actively pursuing exciting, cutting edge research in our labs, we are committed to supporting undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education and mentorship.


As neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS, continue to rise as a leading cause of death worldwide, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. This collaboration brings scientists together from across research…

2020 Tom Kadesch Prize in Genetics  In 2011, the Department of Genetics established the “Tom Kadesch Prize in Genetics” to honor the legacy of our friend and colleague Dr. Tom Kadesch. Dr. Kadesch was a member of the Genetics Department from 1984…

The Department of Genetics is pleased to recognize the winners of the 2020 Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics, which recognizes excellence in genetic research through publication by a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow. While we received many…