The Genetics and Genomics Program comprises faculty encompassing an array of multidisciplinary fields in genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics, and is partnered with the newly established Institute for Systems Genomics. Students in the Molecular and Cell Biology graduate program may pursue a Masters or PhD degree in this area of concentration. Students interested in careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries may also pursue an MS degree in Applied Genomics in the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program (Contact for more information).

Areas of research focus include chromosome structure and function, comparative genomics and genome evolution, developmental genetics, molecular evolution, control of transcription, modulation of noncoding RNAs, human genomics, animal models for genome biology, centromere biology, and epigenetics.


Leighton Core, Interim Program Head
phone: (860)486-1936

G & G News

  • New Publication from the Campellone Lab
    Genomic instability caused by Arp2/3 complex inactivation results in micronucleus biogenesis and cellular senescence. Haarer EL, Theodore CJ, Guo S, Frier RB, and Campellone KG. PLoS Genetics 2023. 19(1):e1010045. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1010045.
    Posted on February 13, 2023

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