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Welcome

Brenton Graveley, Ph.D.

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 most 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 Endowed Chair, Genomics and Personalized Healthcare; Director, UConn Stem Cell Institute and Associate Director, Institute for System Genomics, University of Connecticut.

UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Science

Drs. Brenton Graveley and Charles Lee were awarded a 5-year NIH training grant.  “The UConn/JAX-GM Training Program in Genomic Science” sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute.  This award will support the training of Ph.D. students in the genomic sciences.  It is a great collaboration between UConn Health and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine to train the next generation of genomic scientists.

Massive Project to Understand Our Genes Reveals Secrets of RNA (as studied by the Graveley Lab)

There are tens of thousands of proteins in the human body. A single lab at UConn Health spent five years studying 356 of them, and they’ve published the results today in three papers in Nature as part of a massive, ongoing collaboration to identify what, exactly, every single protein and bit of DNA and RNA in the human genome does. (Read More..)

Dr. Chamberlain to Collaborate with Ovid Therapeutics on Genetic Therapy for Angelman Syndrome

Stormy J. Chamberlain, Ph.D.Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic condition, has been a central focus of UConn researcher Stormy Chamberlain’s career for over a decade. Since 2009, Chamberlain has been using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in her lab at UConn Health to study human imprinting disorders that could lead to a cure. (Read More..)