Baylor College of Medicine

School of Medicine

Genetics & Genomics

Address:

One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM215

MC 385

Houston, TX 77030

United States

Phone:

1-713-798-4842

Fax:

1-713-798-5563

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Genetics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

As the home of the number one NIH funded genetics department, the largest clinical genetics program in the nation and the BCM Human Genome Sequencing Center -- one of less then 20 such centers in the nation and one of the three leaders of the Human Genome Sequencing Project --  Baylor College of Medicine is an international leader in genetics and genomics. Our faculty members and students publish investigations from fundamental to translational research in top-tier journals in the biomedical field. For over 40 years, BCM has not only been making breakthrough discoveries in genome integrity, molecular evolution, gene regulation and brain function, we have been creating the tools and techniques that make these discoveries possible.

We are a global leader in the translation of genomic technologies to clinical diagnostics, with 80,000 tests performed annually. As a student in our program, you will witness the tremendous impact of these technologies on the evaluation of Mendelian disorders and apply this information in your research.

If your goal is to contribute to our understanding of fundamental genetic principles and use the insights you gain to guide the development of new treatment options to improve human health, then we invite you to join us.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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