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Message From Our Chair

Fernando Pardo Manuel-de-Villena
Fernando Pardo
Manuel-de-Villena
Chair
Professor
UNC Department of Genetics

The mission of the department is to provide basic and applied genetic/genomic research, education and training at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, the social sciences, public health and medicine in order to have a profound effect on how medicine will be practiced in the future.

Our graduate programs train students to be creative, sophisticated research scientists prepared to pursue careers focused in genetics and genomics working in academic science, government, or commercial positions.   Students conduct their dissertation research using diverse experimental approaches – from classical genetics to the most modern molecular methods – to address a broad range of contemporary problems in biomedical science.

The Department also includes a clinical arm focused on medical genetics, which covers the broad spectrum of clinical genetic research from disease prevention to diagnosis and treatment. This specialty includes evaluation, mutation discovery, counseling and risk assessment through analysis and genetic testing. Locating the clinical group alongside basic scientists facilitates integration of cutting edge genetic research with patient care.

Bryson Program

The UNC Department Genetics is proud to announce the formation of the Bryson Program for Judicial Science Education!

For more information, including our mission, goals, board members and training videos, please visit the new website here!

UNC EDGE

EDGEUNC Educational Pathways to Increase Diversity in GEnomics (EDGE) is an innovative 2-year summer program for undergraduate students who are interested in careers in genomics. EDGE especially welcomes applications from students who are underrepresented in the field of genomics.

Highlighted Faculty

Adriana-Beltran
Adrian Beltran, Associate Professor

Adrian Beltran, PhD
Associate Professor

The Genetics Department is proud to highlight Associate Professor, Dr. Adriana Beltran, for her excellence in service, teaching, and mentoring. Dr. Beltran’s scientific expertise and state-of-the-art research in genetic engineering of physiologically relevant cellular models have helped Carolina establish and retain a leadership role in stem cell research. Moreover, her dedicated efforts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (SOM) contribute to Carolina’s better fulfillment of its educational and social role.

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