The Genetics Training Program faculty are drawn primarily from UCSD Health Sciences, UCSD Division of Biological Sciences and The Salk Institute. All are active investigators with research and training interests in Genetics. The program spans a breadth of research from classical genetics and cutting edge genomics focused on basic science questions to translational or clinical questions that relate more directly to human health. Research includes a wide variety of organisms including microbes, plants, fungi, worms, flies, fishes, rodents, and human subjects. Our faculty are internationally recognized and have been widely honored. Several members of the training faculty enjoy the support and affiliation of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research or the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Twelve have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. All are dedicated to training the next generation of outstanding scientists with a focus on Genetics. Our faculty is committed to creating an interactive and cohesive environment in which science and student training prosper, and creative endeavor flourishes.

The training program recognizes that rapid progress in both clinical and basic science is enhanced by exposure to both. Our faculty reflects this by bringing together basic scientists and investigators with strong clinical interests, including several physician-scientists. Research in participating departments is conducted with the view that basic biomedical research profits from being exposed to the needs of clinical settings and clincial sciences benefit from exposure to cuting edge techologies and rigor derived from pre-clincial systems.

Faculty Mentors

Susan Ackerman, Ph.D.
Ludmil Alexandrov, Ph.D.

Rafael Bejar, M.D., Ph.D.
Steven Briggs, Ph.D.

Stephanie Cherqui, Ph.D.
Neil Chi, M.D., Ph.D.
Andrew Chisholm, Ph.D.
Joanne Chory, Ph.D.
Don W. Cleveland, Ph.D.

Antonio DeMaio, Ph.D.
Arshad Desai, Ph.D.
Steven F. Dowdy, Ph.D.

Joseph R. Ecker, Ph.D.
Jeffery D. Esko, Ph.D.
Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D.
Sylvia Evans, Ph.D.

Emma Farley, Ph.D.
Seth Field, M.D., Ph.D.
Kelly Frazer, Ph.D.
Theodore Friedmann, M.D.
Xiang-Dong Fu, Ph.D.
Frank Furnari, Ph.D.

Fred H. Gage, Ph.D.
Kyle Gaulton, Ph.D.
Christopher K. Glass, M.D., Ph.D.
Joseph G. Gleeson, M.D.
Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Ralph J. Greenspan, Ph.D.
Åsa B. Gustafsson, Ph.D.

Gabriel Haddad, M.D.
Bruce A. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Randy Y. Hampton., Ph.D.
Nan Hao, Ph.D.
Stephen M. Hedrick, Ph.D.

Trey Ideker, Ph.D.

Yishi Jin, Ph.D.
William Joiner, Ph.D.

John Kelsoe, Ph.D.
Amy Kiger, Ph.D.
Richard D. Kolodner, Ph.D.

Julie Law, Ph.D.
Mark A. Lawson, Ph.D.
Kuo-Fen Lee, Ph.D.

Prashant Mali, Ph.D.
Pamela L. Mellon, Ph.D.
Jill Mesirov, Ph.D.
Marc Montminy, Ph.D.
Alysson Muotri, Ph.D.
Cornelis Murre, Ph.D.

Victor Nizet, M.D.
Peter Novick, Ph.D.

Karen Oegema, Ph.D.

Abraham Palmer, Ph.D.
Amy Pasquinelli, Ph.D.
Mana Parast, M.D., Ph.D.
Gentry Patrick, Ph.D.
Samuel L. Pfaff, Ph.D.
Lorraine Pillus, Ph.D.
Kit J. Pogliano, Ph.D.

Bing Ren, Ph.D.
Scott Rifkin, Ph.D.
Cory Root, Ph.D.
Michael G. Rosenfeld, M.D.

Maike Sander, M.D,. Ph.D.
Nik Schork, Ph.D.
Julian Schroeder, Ph.D.
Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D.
George Sen, Ph.D.
Evan Y. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D.
Chih-Ying Su, Ph.D.
Xin Sun, Ph.D.

Palmer W. Taylor, Ph.D.
David Traver, Ph.D.
Emily Troemel, Ph.D.
Mark H. Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D.

Ajit Varki, M.D.

Geoffrey M. Wahl, Ph.D.
Steven A. Wasserman, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Winzeler, Ph.D.
Miles Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Karl Willert, Ph.D.

Jing Yang, Ph.D.
Deborah Yelon, Ph.D.
Gene Yeo, Ph.D.

Dong-Er Zhang, Ph.D.
Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Kun Zhang, Ph.D.
Binhai Zheng, Ph.D.
Huilin Zhou, Ph.D.