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.

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, and the etiology of complex traits and diseases. We invite you to explore our facultystudentsgraduate programscourses, and events/seminars.  


November 1, 2019

Genetic Counselor Awareness Day

Please join us in celebrating all that Genetic Counselors do! Genetic Counselor Awareness Day is November 14, 2019.