The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah provides outstanding training in genetics to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and medical students. We seek to train scientists who have a critical and broad understanding of the many facets of genetics, with special emphasis on human and developmental genetics. Training is primarily provided through research in a productive and stimulating laboratory environment. This individualized training is supplemented with a range of opportunities to learn many diverse aspects of genetics through organized journal clubs, joint group meetings, special topics courses, lecture courses, seminar series, and departmental retreats. Our goal is to prepare trainees for a range of academic, government, and commercial positions that demand independence, critical skills, and research experience.
The Human Genetics Department also accepts students for M.S. degrees in Genetic Counseling. Please direct inquiries about admission to the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling.
The Genetic Science Learning Center is a science and health education program located in the midst of the bioscience research being carried out at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics. Our educational resources provide accurate and unbiased information about topics in genetics, bioscience and health to communities and educators worldwide.