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.


Drs. Camper and Kitzman recently published an article in The American Journal of Human Genetics
July 28, 2021

An often overlooked cause of genetic disease

by Elisabeth Paymal | 07.28.2021

Often overlooked because they might not alter the amino acid production, splicing defects can play an important role in rare genetic pituitary gland diseases.