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Leadership

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Antonio Giraldez, PhD

Chair

Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Genetics

Chair, Genetics

Research Interests

Developmental Biology; Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental; Computational Biology; Genomics; Systems Biology; Autism Spectrum Disorder; RNA Recognition Motif

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Valerie Reinke, PhD

Vice Chair

Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Genetics; Germ Cells; Stem Cells; Developmental Biology; Caenorhabditis elegans; Genomics; Epigenomics

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Caroline Hendry, PhD

Scientific Manager and Advisor to the Chair

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Allen Bale, MD

Professor of Genetics

Director, DNA Diagnostic Lab

Research Interests

Congenital Abnormalities; DNA; Fanconi Syndrome; Genetics; Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities; Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia; Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary; Skin Neoplasms

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Kaya Bilguvar, MD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Associate Director, Yale Center for Genome Analysis

Research Interests

Cerebrovascular Disorders; Migraine Disorders; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Malformations of Cortical Development

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Sidi Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Cell Transformation, Neoplastic; Genetics; Immunity; Neoplasm Metastasis; Stem Cells; Bioengineering; Synthetic Biology; CRISPR-Cas Systems

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Lynn Cooley, PhD

Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics and Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests

Biology; Cell Biology; Drosophila; Genetics; Actin Cytoskeleton; Molecular Biology; Oogenesis

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Daniel DiMaio, MD, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology

Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center

Research Interests

DNA Virus Infections; Membrane Lipids; Neoplasms; Peptides; Proteins; Tumor Virus Infections; Virus Diseases; Polyomaviridae; Papillomaviridae

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Valentina Greco, PhD

Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Cell Biology; Dermatology; Genetics; Neoplasms by Histologic Type; Regeneration; Stem Cells; Stem Cell Niche

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Marc Hammarlund, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience

Director of Graduate Studies, Genetics

Research Interests

Axons; Cell Biology; Nerve Regeneration; Gene Expression; Caenorhabditis elegans

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Arthur Horwich, MD

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics

Investigator HHMI

Research Interests

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Genetics; Motor Neurons; Neurosciences; Pediatrics; Superoxide Dismutase; Protein Folding; Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Smita Krishnaswamy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science

Research Interests

Genetics; Computational Biology; Single-Cell Analysis

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Monkol Lek, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Genetics; Genetics, Medical; Neuromuscular Diseases; Genomics

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Bluma Lesch, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Fertility; Embryonic and Fetal Development; Gene Expression Regulation; Germ Cells; Infertility; Paternal Age; Reproduction; Evolution, Molecular; Heredity; Chromatin Assembly and Disassembly; DNA Packaging; Mice; Cellular Reprogramming

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Peining Li, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Chromosome Aberrations; Cytogenetics; Genetics

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Janghoo Lim, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience

Member, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR)

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; Neuromuscular Diseases; Motor Neuron Disease; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Spinocerebellar Ataxias

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Jun Lu, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Cell Differentiation; Hematologic Diseases; Hematopoiesis; Neoplasms; Cell Lineage

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Shrikant Mane, PhD

Professor of Genetics

Director, MBB Keck Biotech laboratory

Director, Yale Center for Genome Analysis

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Michael F. Murray, MD, FACMG, FACP

Professor of Genetics, Director for Clinical Operations in the Center for Genomic Health

Research Interests

Genome; Precision Medicine; Population Health

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Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Adaptation, Biological; Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung; Obesity; Oncogenes; Precancerous Conditions; Genes, Tumor Suppressor; MAP Kinase Signaling System; Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal; Animals, Genetically Modified; Cell Proliferation

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Stefania Nicoli, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Research Interests

Blood-Brain Barrier; Cardiovascular System; Neurons; Zebrafish; MicroRNAs

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James Noonan, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience

Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Research Interests

Biological Evolution; Embryonic and Fetal Development; Genetics; Genomics; Epigenomics; Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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In-Hyun Park, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Associate Professor in the Child Study Center

Yale Stem Cell Center

Research Interests

Cells; Central Nervous System Diseases; Nervous System; Stem Cells; Pluripotent Stem Cells; Embryonic Stem Cells; Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells; Neural Stem Cells; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Curt Scharfe, MD, PhD, FACMG

Associate Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Automation; Biotechnology; Cystic Fibrosis; DNA; DNA Virus Infections; Heart Defects, Congenital; Infant, Newborn, Diseases; Information Science; Metabolism, Inborn Errors; Prenatal Diagnosis; Genomics; Molecular Diagnostic Techniques; Mitochondrial Diseases; Proteomics; Microarray Analysis; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing

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Michele Spencer-Manzon, MD

Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Pediatrics

Pediatric Genomics Discovery Program

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Zhaoxia Sun, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Genetics; Kidney; Polycystic Kidney Diseases; Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities; Zebrafish

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Siyuan (Steven) Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics and Cell Biology

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Sherman Weissman, MD

Sterling Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Genetics; Globins; Histocompatibility; Lymphocytes; Stem Cells; Transcription Factors; Chromosome Structures

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Andrew Xiao, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Research Interests

Chromatin; DNA Damage; Genetics; Histones; Neural Crest; Stem Cells; Cellular Reprogramming

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Hui Zhang, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Pediatrics

Co-Director, DNA Diagnostic Lab, Genetics

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Adjunct Faculty

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Richard Lifton, MD, PhD

Professor (Adjunct) of Genetics

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Jonathan Rothberg, PhD

Professor (Adjunct) of Research of Genetics

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Tian Xu, PhD

Professor Adjunct of Genetics

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Research Scientists

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Wayne Fenton, PhD

Research Scientist in Genetics

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Andrew Hudson, PhD

Research Scientist in Genetics

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James Knight, PhD

Research Scientist in Genetics

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Francesc Lopez-Giraldez, PhD

Research Scientist in Genetics

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James McGrath, MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine, in Genetics and in Pediatrics

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Andrew Pakstis, PhD

Research Scientist in Genetics

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Lisa Petti

Research Scientist in Genetics

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