Division of Human Genetics

The Division of Human Genetics, founded in March 2013, represents a new unit within the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, that serves as a focal point for human genetics research in our department, and more broadly across the entire Duke campus. Our mission is to bridge the gaps between risk variant discoveries and molecular mechanisms, and between mechanistic understanding and novel therapeutics for human (genetic) disease. We seek to be inclusive of the various researchers across our campus that engage in a broad spectrum of research topics covering all aspects of human genetics.