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
The American Society of Human Genetics Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education has been renamed the Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education.
Fuki Hisama, Gail Jarvik, and Virginia Sybert were recognized in the July 2015 issue of Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors. Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors 2015
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