The Department of Genetics 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.


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 ABMGG specialties (clinical genetics, biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics and molecular genetic pathology)
  • Continuing education for health providers
  • Public education


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.

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