2016 Genetics Retreat

Upcoming Events

Special Seminar
Co-Sponsor: Boston Children's Hospital

Tim Cherry

Genetic Mechanisms of Retinal Function in Health and Disease

Genetics Seminar Series

Paternal Transmission of the Effects of Social Stress Across Generations

Special Seminar

To Be Announced

Simches 3110 - Massachusetts General Hospital

Muscle mechanosensors mastermind skeletal regeneration and homeostasis

Special Seminar
Co-Sponsor: Boston Children's Hospital

Gemma Carvill

The genetics and epigenetics of the pediatric epilepsies

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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 Stephen Elledge, Co-Recipient of the 2015 Albert Lasker Award

Stephen J. Elledge and Evelyn M. Witkin are co-recipients of the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The Lasker Award recognizes “the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of human disease.”

Meet the Faculty

Matthew L. Warman, M.D.
Members of the Warman laboratory are committed to identifying genetic causes of skeletal disease, to understanding how the responsible genes participate in the biologic processes of skeletal growth and homeostasis, and to using this knowledge to improve human health. Patients affected by genetic disorders of the skeleton are the impetus for scientific inquiry in the Warman lab, but in addition to the human genetic approach, the lab also relies on model organism approaches, and cellular, biochemical,...