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Welcome to the UW-Madison Genetics Department! We are happy you are interested in getting to know more about our program! We know that you will love our program and living in Madison. The Laboratory of Genetics is one of the oldest and finest centers of genetics research and teaching in the country. We care about our students, and we make every effort to see that they develop both intellectually and personally during their stay with us. Madison has been consistently ranked in the top 10 places to live in the country. It is one of the best places to live and do science!

UW-Madison, the Laboratory of Genetics and the Genetics graduate program are committed to recruiting qualified underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to the program and campus. Activities of our graduate program are conducted as part of an integrated campus plan for increased enrollment of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Our successes in recruitment depend on the effort and input from our faculty, staff and students.

Please contact Diversity Committee Chair, Bret Payseur if you have questions.