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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.

Dr Blanka Rogina was in Faculty Spotlight

The UConn Health School of Medicine SPRING 2024 edition of Faculty Spotlightavailable for viewing by clicking here


Blanka Rogina, professor of genetics and genome sciences, was nominated for Faculty Spotlight by department chair Brenton Graveley. Rogina's research cited in a major publication demonstrates that longevity benefits from a low-calorie diet can be reaped even later in life.


Six UConn Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. Dr. Brenton Graveley was named as one of the newest Six UConn Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows.

Brenton Graveley, a professor and chair of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at the UConn School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Systems Genomics.

More details at UConn Today