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How does DNA Determine Someone’s Predisposition to Disease?
Our department is dedicated to graduate training in human genetics research (including molecular, statistical, and bioinformatics research), public health genetics, and genetic counseling.


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Pitt students place in top ten at National Bioethics Bowl

Pitt finished 9th in its first showing at the National Bioethics Bowl on Saturday, April 13, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Michael Deem

Deem awarded fellowship to develop Public Health and Human Flourishing course

Michael Deem, associate professor of human genetics, was recently awarded a Signature Course Fellowship by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

Quasar S. Padiath

Quasar Padiath Appointed Human Genetics Chair

Department of Human Genetics Associate Professor Quasar S. Padiath has been appointed to the position of chair of the department, his academic home since 2011.