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Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics

The mission of the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics (GGI) is to carry out high impact research in genetics and related fields and to provide training in precision medicine and systems genetics.

Our faculty, staff, and students study interactions of DNA differences, environment factors, and life history on disease risk. We are interested in understanding many different processes and mechanisms that influence diseases ranging from Alzheimer's, autism, addiction, regeneration, through to cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. We also have faculty with expertise in genomic methods, sequencing and genome structure, expression analysis, and multi-scalar data integration.

We collaborate closely with health care professional and researchers in many other departments and colleges at UTHSC and other institutions and hospitals Members of our department are actively involved in large-scale national and international collaborations and training programs in genetics, bioinformatics, and precision medicine.

Our Facilities

Most faculty and staff in GGI are located in the Translational Science Research Building and the Cancer Research Building.

Our Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in GGI receive training in genetics and genomics, and are able to carry out research with mentors and many other groups of researchers at UTHSC and our affiliates at St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

If you are interested in obtaining a PhD degree with our faculty please contact us directly and also apply to the GGI Track within the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program.

Last Published: Feb 6, 2020