Genetics Faculty

Faculty with appointments in the Departments of Genetics and Medical Genetics are listed below.

For PhD Mentors in the Genetics Training Program, please see our PhD Mentors list.

Jake Brunkard

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Genetics
Plant Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Genomics

Qiang Chang

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Medical Genetics and Neurology
DNA methylation-dependent epigenetic regulation of brain functions

Daniela Drummond-Barbosa

Address:
Genetics
Stem cell metabolism and physiology, oogenesis, Drosophila genetics

Audrey Gasch

Address:
Medical Genetics
Elucidating the role, regulation, and evolution of eukaryotic stress responses

Chris Todd Hittinger

Address:
Genetics
Evolutionary genomics of yeast carbon metabolism with applications in brewing and bioenergy

Akihiro Ikeda

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Medical Genetics
Identifying genes involved in aging, cell proliferation and neovascularization using mouse genetics

Patrick Masson

Address:
Genetics
Genetics of root growth behavior using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system.

Bret Payseur

Address:
Genetics and Medical Genetics
Speciation, Evolution of Extreme Phenotypes, Recombination

Francisco Pelegri

Address:
Genetics and Medical Genetics
Cellular and developmental mechanisms in the vertebrate egg-to-embryo transition, early cell fate specification

Nicole Perna

Address:
Genetics
Systems-scale evolutionary genomics of agriculturally, biomedically and industrially significant bacteria

John Pool

Address:
Genetics
Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

Tomas Prolla

Address:
Genetics and Medical Genetics
DNA repair, cancer and the aging process

Claire Richardson

Address:
Genetics
Neurobiology, cell biology, aging and stress, genetics, C. elegans

Steven Schrodi

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Medical Genetics
Human genomics of inflammatory diseases, statistical genetics, genetic architecture of diseases

David Schwartz

Address:
Genetics and Chemistry
Discovery of fundamental molecular phenomena, which are harnessed within fully integrated systems for comprehensive genome analysis; creation of a cell-free system (“GenSyn”) for the direct fabrication of synthetic chromosomes, which adapt/advance micro- and nanofluidics technologies previously developed for genome analysis by the Schwartz group

Nathaniel Sharp

Address:
Genetics
Mutation, Evolution, Genome Architecture, Genetic Variation, Sexual Selection

Ahna Skop

Address:
Genetics, Medical Genetics and Life Science Communications
Asymmetric cell division, cytokinesis, cell polarity & cell cycle genomics and proteomics

David Wassarman

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Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

Donna Werling

Address:
Genetics
Genetic risk for autism and other neuropsychiatric conditions, sex differences in neurobiology and risk for disease

Jerry Yin

Address:
Medical Genetics and Neurology
cAMP/PKA/dCREB2 signaling in sleep, memory formation, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental disabilities