The PhD program in Medical and Molecular Genetics provides training to students who wish to pursue a career in research and/or service in mammalian genetics. The 28 faculty members with primary appointments and the more than 45 faculty with secondary and adjunct appointments within the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics provide a wide range of research opportunities in the rapidly changing field of human genetics. Graduates from the program are knowledgeable in the spectrum of medical genetics and take courses in molecular and biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, clinical genetics, and population genetics. All PhD students in Medical and Molecular Genetics are required to take a minimum of 30 hours of course work , and the remaining hours are research and seminar credits, for a total of 90 credit hours.
The Department of Human Genetics provides a unified curriculum of study in genetics. Areas of specialization include:
genetics of development
animal models of human diseases
genetic dissection of complex traits
genetics of infectious and inflammatory diseases