Human Genetics


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.


Donna Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
January 31, 2023

Donna Martin, M.D., Ph.D. Named 2022 AAAS Fellow

DHG’s own Dr. Donna Martin was among this outstanding group of scholars and was elected for distinguished contributions to the field of developmental neuroscience, particularly for modeling epigenetic disorders to treat human disease. Congratulations Donna, this is a wonderful and well-deserved honor!

December 19, 2022

Department Town Hall - January 5, 2023 - 4PM 4:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

All department members are invited to attend a DHG Townhall on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 4pm in the ABC Seminar rooms, BSRB . The results of the internal DHG Climate Survey will be shared at this department-wide event.

Please save the date to attend this important meeting!

November 14, 2022

Diane Baker Alumni Lecture and Award in Genetic Counseling

The 13th Annual Diane Baker Alumni Lecture presented by Julie Culver, M.S., L.C.G.C., C.C.R.P.

"Clinical And Psychological Impact of Genetic Testing Among Individuals and Families Of Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds”

Tuesday, November 29th , 3:00 - 4:00PM North Lecture Hall - MSII 3695