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Human Genetics

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN GENETICS MISSION STATEMENT

The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School is devoted to advancing the fields of genetics and genomics to further our understanding of biology and human disease. This mission is accomplished by: (1) generating knowledge through our research programs; and (2) providing mentored training in genetics to the next generation of scientists and clinicians. These goals are pursued with close attention to building a healthy and productive departmental community and to increasing inclusion, equity, and diversity in all areas.

Our faculty explore broad areas of genetic research including—but not limited to—genome structure and function, evolutionary and population genetics, developmental genetics, the molecular basis of Mendelian disease, the etiology of complex traits and diseases, and how to effectively interpret and communicate genetic information to improve care in diverse patient populations. We invite you to find out more about our facultystudentsgraduate programscourses, and events.

News

David Ginsburg
December 13, 2023

Life-changing Therapeutics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first available therapeutic treatment for a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder. TAK-755, commercially known as Adzynma, was developed over the past two decades in the laboratory of U-M researcher David Ginsburg. This marks the seventh U-M invention that has secured FDA approval

September 20, 2023

National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

THANK YOU DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN GENETICS POSTDOCS!

We want to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. Events will be held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness of postdocs.

September 7, 2023

2023 Recipient of Diane Baker Alumni Award-Diane Koeller

We are very excited to announce that Diane Koeller is the 14th recipient of the Diane Baker Alumni Award! We look forward to welcoming Diane Koeller back to Ann Arbor where she will be giving the annual Diane Baker Alumni Lecture on Monday November 13 at 11 am.