Genetics and Genomic Sciences
The Multidisciplinary Training Area in Genetics and Genomic Sciences (GGS) is one of eight Training Areas that comprise the PhD program of the Graduate School at Icahn School of Medicine. The program emphasizes course work and research experience in:
- The molecular pathology of genetic diseases
- Gene discovery and characterization
- Translational genetics
- Informatics and genome analysis
- Gene regulation
- Genome organization and evolution
The overall goal of the Genetics and Genomic Sciences Program is to provide students with comprehensive training in genetics and genomic sciences. The emphasis of this program is on human genetic diseases using mouse and other eukaryotic model systems. We offer unique opportunities to integrate basic genomics research with clinical and translational genetics.
The Genetics and Genomic Sciences Program draws from internationally recognized research that creates a multidisciplinary environment for students interested in a disease-oriented and translational research program.
Dr. Shaun Purcell is a genetic epidemiologist whose work focuses on developing statistical and computational tools for the design of genetic studies, the detection of gene variants influencing complex human traits and the dissection of these effects in the larger context of other genetic and environmental factors.
Dr. Andrew Sharp's research uses genomic approaches to study the human genome and disease, utilizing a strategy that can be described as 'reverse genetics'.
Dr. Bin Zhang’s extensive experience in electrical engineering, computer science and computational biology empowers him to build up highly predictive models for very complex data from handwritten document images to large-scale cancer genomic data.
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