Research faculty cover most areas of Human and Medical Genetics and modern
molecular biology. Fifteen members of our faculty are Diplomats of the
American Board of Medical Genetics. Six are members of the National Academy
The program is designed to train individuals for academic careers in
human and medical genetics. The philosophy of the program is to use
the most advanced concepts and techniques of genetics and cellular/molecular
biology in the elucidation of problems in human and medical genetics.
Research as well as clinical competence is stressed. Research activities
span a wide spectrum of topics in basic and clinical human genetics.
Funded training positions are available.
Genetic Medicine Clinic
The Medical Genetics Counseling and Diagnostic Center has specialists with training in numerous areas of Medical Genetics.
Northwest Institute of Genetic Medicine
The Northwest Institute of Genetic Medicine is a collaboration of Institutions
funded by the Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund, UWMC, and Seattle
Children's Hospital, which includes Group Health, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Institute, and biotechnology.
Medical Genetics Faculty, Fellows & Staff: 2014
The University of Washington Department of Medicine is recruiting for one (1) full-time faculty position at the Associate Professor, or Professor level in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine. This position is offered with state tenure funding.
Successful candidates for this position will have an M.D./Ph.D. or M.D. degree (or foreign equivalent), clinical expertise in genetics, and will be expected to carry out a successful research program. Highly translational PhD (or foreign equivalent) scientists may be considered. Although candidates with productive research programs in translational genetics/genomics and/or precision medicine will be prioritized, investigators engaged in gene therapy research may also be considered.
The position will remain open until filled. Send CV and 1-2 page letter of interest to:
Medical Genetics Faculty Search
c/o Sara Carlson
Division of Medical Genetics
University of Washington
May 29th 2015 "Addressing Obstacles to Genomic Medicine" Gail Jarvik, MD, PhD Head, Division of Medical Genetics The Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine Professor of Genome Sciences
June 5th 2015 "The Game of Clones: Duplicity and Intrigue in Hematopoietic Neoplasia & Cancer Risk Testing" Eric Q. Konnick, MD, MS Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow
June 12th 2015 TBD
NEJM Special Report by Barbara Evans, Wylie Burke, and Gail Jarvik The FDA and Genomic Tests-Getting Regulation Right
Congratulations to Wylie Burke, one of two UW Medicine Excellence in Mentoring award winners for 2015
Fuki Hisama and Ginna Sybert were recognized in the June 2014 issue of Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors. Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors 2014 Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors 2014: Genetics Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors 2014: Dermatology
Mary-Claire King in Time Magazine: Lessons From the Woman Who Discovered the BRCA Cancer Gene
Congratulations to Dr. Fuki Hisama on her promotion to Full Professor, effective July 1, 2014
Dr. George Stamatoyannopoulos is senior author of the publication in Nature Communications.Nature Communications | Nature News | UW Today | Discover Magazine | NBC News