Genetics and Data Science

The Genetics and Data Science (GDS) multidisciplinary training area of the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences, in conjunction with the Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology, offers students educational and research opportunities to both expand on genetic research and the cutting edge of modern genomics as well as the integration of various disciplines of biomedical sciences with machine learning, network modeling, and big data analysis.

Program Overview

  • Genetics and Data Science (GDS) is a multidisciplinary training area of the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Mount Sinai
  • GDS offers a number of graduate courses in genetics, genomics, genome analysis, and data science.
  • Our emphasis is on both the contribution of genetics to human disease and the application of biomedical data science to address disease detection, prediction, and treatment. For this we use human studies as well as model organisms.
  • Our PhD Students in the GDS track have access to Mount Sinai’s intellectual home for collaborative data-driven research and computational training through the Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology, led by world leading data scientists, technology innovators, and disease experts.
  • Our supportive learning environment encourages team research and frequent communications with students and faculty in a disease-oriented and patient focused research program
  • Students meet with their advisory committee at least once per semester to provide progress reports and seek advice and feedback on research
  • Competitive support package that includes direct compensation, the full cost of tuition, a comprehensive medical healthcare package, and guaranteed access to highly affordable Mount Sinai housing.
  • Average time for program completion is 4.8 years
  • Our Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences ranks 4th nationally in total NIH funding.
  • 184 basic science and clinical research faculty in the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences
  • State-of-the-art genomics capabilities
  • Access to Data Science and Genomic Technology such as BioMe BioBank Program, Supercomputer Minerva, and the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse.
  • Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side adjacent to Central Park