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2014 Genetics Retreat

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BCH Division of Genetics and Genomics Seminar

Using C. elegans to study psychiatric disorders

Genetics Seminar Series - Focused Seminars

Alain Nicolas

Structures/Functions of G-Quadruplexes in Genome Instability

Genetics Seminar Series

RNA-Programmed Epigenetic Inheritance and Genome Rearrangement in the Ciliate Oxytricha

BCH Division of Genetics and Genomics Seminar

To Be Announced

Genetics Seminar Series - Focused Seminars

To Be Announced

Kuroda-Gelbart

Welcome to Genetics at Harvard

Reflecting the breadth of the field itself, the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School houses a faculty working on diverse problems, using a variety of approaches and model organisms, unified in their focus on the genome as an organizing principle for understanding biological phenomena. Genetics is not perceived simply as a subject, but rather as a way of viewing and approaching biological phenomena.

While the range of current efforts can best be appreciated by reading the research interests of individual faculty, the scope of the work conducted in the Department includes (but is by no means limited to) human genetics of both single gene disorders and complex traits, development of genomic technology, cancer biology, developmental biology, signal transduction, cell biological problems, stem cell biology, computational genetics, immunology, synthetic biology, epigenetics, evolutionary biology and plant biology.

The mission of our Department encompasses research and education while serving as a focal point for drawing together and integrating basic and clinical genetic efforts conducted across the University and its affiliated hospitals. The Department of Genetics is strongly committed to supporting its current community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students and to securing the best new scientists, setting its sight on new research opportunities in the future.

In the News

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Congratulations to Clifford Tabin, Recipient of the 2013-2014 William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

Meet the Faculty

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We use quantitative whole genome and proteome measures to guide computational modeling of regulatory and enzymatic networks in microbial and mammalian cells. We develop technologies based on bioinformatics, microarrays, mass-spectrometry, automation, multiplexing, microfluidics, and homologous-recombination genome engineering. We have recently used these to discover new regulatory motifs involved in cell-cycle control, stress response, and many other network components.