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

September 16, 2021

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GENETIC COUNSELING PROGRAM - OPEN HOUSE

Join us as we discuss the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Program. These open houses will include a discussion of our curriculum, the application process, and perspectives from current students.

Intended Audience: Individuals seeking admission to the Genetic Counseling Program in the next year.

RSVP required. Register

August 10, 2021

Department of Human Genetics Annual Fall Retreat

The annual fall department retreat will take place the weekend of September 10-11, 2021. Our keynote speaker is Andreas Hochwagen, Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at New York University.