The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics is currently chaired by Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D. and offers a variety of research, clinical, and training programs in genetics to graduate, medical, and postdoctoral students.
Grants and Funding
Among genetics departments at U.S. medical schools, the department continues to rank high in both grants and funding from the National Institutes of Health.
In addition to numerous NIH, National Science Foundation, March of Dimes, and other competitive research grants, the faculty have received national recognition and support from the Pew Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The facilities in the department are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in molecular, cellular, and biochemical genetics. In addition, there are several facilities for specialized techniques to support the research efforts.
Among these are core laboratories for microarray analysis, next generation sequencing, production of transgenic and knockout mice, mouse phenotyping, microscopy and imaging, confocal microscopy, high throughput screening, siRNA screening and other techniques. The department's various research, clinical, and administrative activities currently occupy about 175,000 square feet of space.