About the Department
The Department of Genetics is a Joint Health Sciences (basic science) and a clinical department. It is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of faculty focused on performing basic laboratory and clinical research, providing inpatient and outpatient consultation services, and offering state-of-the-art genetic diagnostic testing.
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Education: We provide genetics education and training to students, health professionals, researchers, and the public.
- Medical student preclinical and clinical teaching
- Genetics residency training
- Postdoctoral research
- Graduate education, including Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., and genetic counseling
- Training in all ABMG specialties (clinical genetics, biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and molecular genetic pathology)
- Continuing education for health providers
- Public education
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Research: We seek to expand knowledge and create new applications through laboratory and clinical research along the continuum from fundamental studies to preclinical investigations, to bench-to bedside translation, to clinical practice and community implementation.
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Clinical Services: Our goal is to deliver outstanding care for patients and families through integrated clinical and laboratory services. For some conditions, we are considered a national and international referral source.
- Comprehensive prenatal, pediatric, and adult inpatient and outpatient genetic services, including diagnosis, management and counseling
- State-of-the-art laboratory services, including cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and biochemical genetics
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