University of Wisconsin–Madison


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | School of Medicine and Public Health

The Laboratory of Genetics is continuing to honor Professor Jim Crow for what would have been his 100th birthday. A birthday celebration took place in Fall 2016 in the …

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Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Laboratory of Genetics.  The Laboratory of Genetics is comprised of two sister departments that function as one.  The Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences was founded in 1910 and is the oldest genetics department in the country.  The Department of Medical Genetics, which recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, is housed within the School of Medicine and Public Health.  Our mission is to address fundamental problems in genetics as they relate to medicine, agriculture, and basic knowledge of biology.

The Laboratory of Genetics is also home to the Genetics Training Program, with over 80 faculty trainers from diverse departments on campus that together provide graduate students diverse opportunities in modern genetics research.  Please visit our pages to find out more about us.

John Doebley
Chair, Laboratory of Genetics