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One of the first human genetics departments in the country, the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at IU School of Medicine has a rich history of training geneticists and genetic counselors and providing genetic consultation and counseling services. The department contributes to the understanding of numerous genetic conditions through the integration of basic research in genetic and genomic mechanisms, translational research in disease models, and clinical trials in rare and common genetic diseases.

Education

Education

The department offers a PhD in Medical and Molecular Genetics, a combined MD/PhD degree, MS degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics with an optional emphasis in genetic counseling, and fellowship training in clinical and laboratory medicine.
Research

Research

Research interests of the Medical and Molecular Genetics faulty and genetic counselors encompass a variety of medical and educational topics in genetics. Areas of study include computational biology, neuroscience, musculoskeletal and cancer research.
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

In statewide clinics, IU School of Medicine faculty—board certified geneticists and genetic counselors—offer genetic consultation for a variety of hereditary conditions and birth defects.
300
Students Trained
16
Countries of Program Graduates
25
Years of Training Genetic Counselors

Faculty Spotlight

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Dr. Foroud’s research focuses on complex genetic disorders, including Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, intracranial aneurysms, alcohol dependence and cancer.
Kenneth E. White, PhD

Kenneth E. White, PhD

Chancellor's Professor
Dr. White’s laboratory focuses on the molecular genetics of diseases associated with hyper- and hypophosphatemia and the resulting skeletal disease.

Advanced Genetic Testing Laboratories

Housed in the IU School of Medicine Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, the Indiana University Genetic Testing Laboratories is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, offering an extensive menu of highly complex and unique medical tests.

Graduate Education Programs

The department offers graduate degrees and post-graduate/residency training in a wide range of subspecialty areas, including genetic counseling, clinical genetics, and biomedical research in medical and molecular genetics.

Graduate Degrees in Genetics