August 1, 2019

Welcome Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D., Chair of Human Genetics

We are very happy to announce that Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Human Genetics, and his term begins August 1, 2019.

Antonellis is currently the James V. Neel Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics; Professor of Neurology in the Medical School; Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Human Genetics; and Associate Director of the Genetics Training Program at the University of Michigan. He is a leader in peripheral nerve development and disease research with a focus on defining the molecular mechanisms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) — the most-common hereditary neuropathy, affecting 150,000 patients in the United States alone. He will oversee a department with 45 faculty and 76 staff members and that received over $10 million in total grants in the last fiscal year.

Congratulations to Anthony Antonellis on this new appointment. The Department is very happy and excited to work with him!

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Please express your appreciation to Sally Camper, Ph.D., who served as interim chair from March 2019 to July 2019 and David T. Burke, Ph.D., who served as interim chair from January 2016 to February 2019.

To learn more about Antonellis’ research contributions on how human genetic variation affects gene and genome function please visit