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(617) 432-7618
Robert E. Kingston, Ph.D.
Robert E. Kingston, Ph.D. - Vice Chairman
(617) 726-5990
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Vonda Shannon - Director
(617) 432-7077

About Us

In 1981, recognizing that genetics was an important emerging field, Harvard University established a new Department of Genetics at the Medical School. The relevance of genetics had previously been recognized at Harvard. Important advances in human genetics had been made at affiliated institutes such as Children’s Hospital and the MGH.

We have a concerted effort to build the strongest possible Department while drawing upon the full diversity of talented people in the field. There are currently 36 faculty members of which 26 are tenured, having begun their careers in the Department. 25% of our tenured faculty are women.