Faculty of Medicine
Department of Molecular Genetics
Since its inception in 1969, the Department of Molecular Genetics has produced cutting edge research that has had a major impact in academia and the private sector.
In its early days, invention of methods for in vitro packaging of phage lambda were fundamental to the invention of recombinant DNA technology and the founding of the entire biotechnology industry. Subsequently, faculty and trainees pioneered positional cloning and analysis of human disease genes.
More recently, research in the Department has led to breakthroughs in stem cell research, human disease genomics, high-throughput genomic and proteomic analyses of cellular processes, and the invention of novel technologies for systematic analyses of development and disease.
Your support will help continue research at the forefront of modern biology by supporting the Department’s highest priorities.