Research

functional genetics and genomics

The major goal of functional genetics and genomics is to understand mechanistically how genes control fundamental biological processes. To carry out these studies, we have built a strong community of experimental biologists who use a variety of established and unconventional model organisms to uncover the mechanisms regulating development and regeneration, homeostasis and aging, physiology and metabolism, and behavior.

Clement Y. Chow

Clement Y. Chow

Ph.D.

Research: Rare disease; Modifier genes; Drug repurposing; Precision medicine

cchow@​genetics.utah.edu
Nels Elde

Nels Elde

Ph.D.

Research: Evolutionary genetics; Host-pathogen interactions; Virus discovery; Molecular evolution

nelde@​genetics.utah.edu
David Jonah Grunwald

David Jonah Grunwald

Ph.D.

Research: Maintenance of embryo stem cells; Transcription pausing; Calcium mobilization in tissue patterning; Genome editing; Genetics of osteoarthritis

grunwald@​genetics.utah.edu
Gabrielle Kardon

Gabrielle Kardon

Ph.D.

Research: Muscle development, regeneration, and disease; Effects of viral infection on muscle structure and function

gkardon@​genetics.utah.edu
Kristen Kwan

Kristen Kwan

Ph.D.

Research: Eye morphogenesis, Zebrafish imaging, Extracellular matrix signaling

kmkwan@​genetics.utah.edu
Suzanne L. Mansour

Suzanne L. Mansour

Ph.D.

Research: Mouse inner ear development; FGF signaling; Mouse models of human hearing loss; Genome engineering

suzi.mansour@​genetics.utah.edu
Gabor Marth

Gabor Marth

D.Sc.

Research: DNA sequence variations; Computational algorithms; Comprehensive web tool system

gmarth@​genetics.utah.edu
Charles Murtaugh

Charles Murtaugh

Ph.D.

Research: Pancreatic cancer; Differentiation; Signaling; Gene regulation

murtaugh@​genetics.utah.edu
Aaron Quinlan

Aaron Quinlan

Ph.D.

Research: Human genome interpretation; Application of genomics to clinical care; Chromosome stability and somatic genome evolution; Algorithm and genomics software development; Cancer genetics; Nucleotide repeat disorders; Population genomics; Genetics of complex cisease

aquinlan@​genetics.utah.edu
Carl Thummel

Carl Thummel

Ph.D.

Research: Developmental timing; Nuclear receptors; Metabolism

cthummel@​genetics.utah.edu
Mark Yandell

Mark Yandell

Ph.D.

Research: Computational biology; Human population genetics; Image processing; Computer-assisted bioinformatics; Comparative genomics

myandell@​genetics.utah.edu