Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

Molecular Genetics & Genomics


1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Molecular Genetics and Genomics offers the Ph.D. degree through the Graduate School of Wake Forest University. As part of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) track, our training program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded first-year curriculum, followed by a focused, genomics-based curriculum.

Our research focuses on genetic and genomic approaches to identify genes that are involved in a number of complex diseases, including diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, autoimmune, and cardiovascular disease. When possible, we also seek to incorporate the effects of environmental exposures (e.g., physical environment, diet) with our genetic approaches.

Primary Areas of Research

  • Identification of genetic variants that contribute to complex disease
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics

Available Resources

Our faculty and students have access to basic tools for molecular biology and to laboratory and analytical resources for

  • High-throughput genotyping
  • Gene expression
  • DNA methylation
  • Genetic analysis


Wake Forest University is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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