The Genetics and Genomics Program comprises faculty encompassing an array of multidisciplinary fields in genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics, and is partnered with the newly established Institute for Systems Genomics. Students in the Molecular and Cell Biology graduate program may pursue a Masters or Ph.D. degree in this area of concentration. Students interested in careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries may also pursue a M.S. degree in Applied Genomics in the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
Areas of research focus include: bioinformatics, chromosome structure and function, comparative genomics and genome evolution, developmental genetics, molecular evolution, sex chromosome function and evolution, control of transcription, modulation of noncoding RNAs, human genomics, animal models for genome biology, centromere biology, epigenetics and the regulation of genome expression.
Barbara Mellone, Program Head
- June 11, 2018: Dedication of the new Engineering and Science BuildingGovernor Malloy was enthusiastic about the new Engineering & Science Building and the prospects for its role in the training of new scientists and engineers as well as for its configuration as a cutting edge research facility.
- John Malone participated in the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s 2018 ESCOSOC forum!Dr. Malone is part of the delegation of the Global Young Academy and UNESCO and has contributed to development of the concept note for SD17: The use of science, technology, and innovations in facilitating youth engagement, development, and resilience.