Building on a history of advancements in human and medical genetics, we value and support research training in our program in order to improve health of patients living with or at risk for genetic diseases.

Requirements

All residents are required to undertake a mentored research project during their training. All residents participate in ethics training, and receive ongoing training in the ethical conduct of research with human and animal subjects.

For the Combined Peds-Medical Genetics residents, research is incorporated during electives in the 4 year dual residency program. Additional research training is available with salary support from an NIH T32 training grant. 

Research Tracks

Basic Science Research Track

This track prepares trainees for an academic career by enabling them to acquire skills in the molecular, biochemical, cellular, statistical, bioinformatic and computational aspects of genetics research and develop an understanding of how this basic research may be translated to the bedside.

Most trainees are supported by the NIH T32 training grant in Medical Genetics from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (Jarvik, Hisama PIs) and therefore must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Clinical and Translational Research Track

In this track, trainees focus on epidemiology, clinical trials, ethics, natural history studies, or other clinical or translational research. Training can include coursework in statistics, public health, or through the Institute for Translational Health Sciences. Most trainees are supported by the NIH T32 training grant in Medical Genetics (Jarvik, Hisama PIs) and therefore must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Research Areas

  • Genomics
  • Basic Molecular Genetics and Developmental Genetics
  • Human Molecular and Developmental Genetics
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Neurogenetics
  • Genetic Epidemiology and Analytic Methods
  • Gene Therapy
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Pharmacogenetics and Ecogenetics
  • Laboratory genetics and genomics