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Welcome to the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences. Created in 1998, the department offers many exciting opportunities for research and graduate education. The department is located in the state-of-the-art Cell and Genome Sciences Building. The department is also the academic home of the Division of Medical Genetics which provides clinical and laboratory genetics services to Connecticut. Our research strengths include RNA biology, developmental biology, signal transduction, and the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation. We are continually increasing external funding for our current research programs, enhancing the national and international reputation of our faculty and their research, and recruiting outstanding faculty members with new and complementary areas of research expertise. We also have a close working relationship with the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), and many of JAX-GM faculty have academic appointments in our department.

Dr. Brenton R. Graveley, Professor and Chair of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn School of Medicine, and PHS Endowed Chair, in Genetics and Developmental Biology; Associate Director, Institute for System Genomics, University of Connecticut.

Upcoming Seminars

May 2, 2024 (12 p.m.)
Speaker: Emma Farley, Ph.D.
Edmund and Arlene Grossman Auditorium
Home Institution: University of California San Diego
Title: TBD
Host: Dr. Michael Guertin

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2024 Herbert and Esther Bennett Brandwein Distinguished Award

was presented on February 16, 2024

Recipient: Thomas Maniatis, Ph.D.

Isidore S. Edelman Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons;
Founding Director of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative, Columbia University;
Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer, New York Genome Center

Dr, Maniatis is a world-renowned researcher who developed and disseminated gene cloning technologies and their applications in the study of gene regulatory mechanisms.

His presentation in Keller Auditorium reflected on the “Protocadherin Gene Cluster: A Generator of Cell Surface Barcodes Required for Normal Brain Wiring”