Transforming Medicine Through the Science and Practice of Genetics and Genomics
The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine is transforming medicine by expanding the role of genetics and genomics in science and medicine through major discoveries and integration of basic research, clinical, and diagnostic activities. Our talented faculty, trainees and staff have designed an environment that promotes and supports diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Our department consistently ranks first in the nation in funding from the National Institutes of Health. In addition to numerous NIH, National Science Foundation, and other competitive research grants, the faculty have received national recognition and support from the Pew Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Our educational programs attract the most highly qualified candidates. Our clinical genetics program, the largest in the country, offers patients unparalleled, single-source genetic testing and services.
Featured Research Image (Above): New neurons are born in the hippocampus. The stem cells that generate these new neurons can be marked with SOX2 (magenta) and GFAP (yellow). Image submitted by Dr. Sameer Bajikar, a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Huda Zoghbi.
Message from the Chair
A message from our department chair, Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
View listings of our department’s leadership and faculty with links to their bios.
Read the latest news about genetics research within our department.
We offer an array of valuable educational and training opportunities for medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, and postdoctoral trainees who are interested in human and molecular genetics and genomics.
Basic & Clinical Genetics Research
Our department’s research covers such areas as genomics, DNA biology, gene expression, and the molecular basis of human disease. View our department’s clinical studies, research centers, projects and cores.
Our clinical genetics program is the largest program of its kind in the country, with clinics spanning across multiple genetics-based disciplines.
Visit the BCM Career website and search the term "Molecular and Human Genetics", to find available positions within the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics.
Community Engagement & Diversity
The Office of Community Engagement and Diversity in our department works to promote an environment that fosters inclusion, education and understanding for faculty, trainees, staff, and the community-at-large.
Give online or by mail to help support our department's research and community programs.
Baylor Genetics is dedicated to providing the medical genetics community with high-quality comprehensive diagnostic services.
The Department has launched Consultagene, a new and innovative virtual platform for genetics services.
Resources for faculty, staff and trainees.