Welcome to the Division of Medical Genetics


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 of Sciences.


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 Opening

The University of Washington is recruiting for one (1) full-time faculty position at the Assistant, Associate Professor, or Professor level in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine. This position is with tenure/tenure-track or without tenure due to funding, depending on qualifications.

Successful candidates for this regular track position will have an M.D./Ph.D. or M.D. degree (or equivalent), clinical expertise in genetics, and will be expected to carry out a research program in translational genetics/genomics.

Click here to view the job posting.

Email CV to:
Medical Genetics Faculty Search
c/o Sara Eisner


All seminars are held Fridays 12:30-1:30pm in K069 unless otherwise noted

5th Annual Arno and Gretal Motulsky Lecture
Friday, October 4th 2013, 3:30pm
Foege Auditorium, S-060
"Some You Win, Some You Lose: Tales From a Career in Gene Discovery"
Jeffrey C. Murray, MD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biological Sciences
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

For a full list of upcoming seminars click here.

New Leave and Time Reporting Site

Our new timesheet page for time and leave reporting is now live and ready for use.  It can be found here:


Medical Genetics News

A European population in Minoan Bronze Age Crete

Dr. George Stamatoyannopoulos is senior author of the publication in Nature Communications.

Nature Communications | Nature News | UW Today | Discover Magazine | NBC News

New Grants for Genomic Medicine

Gail Jarvik, head of the Division of Medical Genetics, is PI of a new grant to develop techniques for translating the products of gene sequencing into patient care. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute will provide the UW project with $2.3 million for each of 4 years. The project is part of a broad initiative by the NHGRI to carry forward the knowledge acquired through the monumental Human Genome Project and advance its application to clinical medicine. Read More..

Robin Bennett Wins 2011 Art of Listening Award

K250 Conference Room

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