A hub of deep expertise, the Department of Human Genetics helps partners across UCLA interpret data and leverage genomic technology to improve study design and solve medical problems.
We demystify genetic complexities to provide vital insights for a range of clinical and research applications. We strive to improve the care of as many patients as possible by pushing our capabilities, developing novel ways to address unanswered questions.
“Our work can uncover solutions to nearly any medical problem because genetics pervades all clinical specialties; anything you can think of that differs between individuals—including susceptibility to diseases—has a genetic component. By uncovering genetic variables, we hope to deliver more precise, more effective treatments."
- Leonid Kruglyak, PhD, Chair, Department of Human Genetics at UCLA
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Dr. Daniel Geschwind
"Launching the Ginsburg Center within the Institute for Precision Health is a milestone in our work to bridge cutting-edge genetic research and direct patient care with individually targeted treatments . . ."
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Harold Pimentel, PhD
Pimentel, an assistant professor of computational medicine and human genetics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, recieves one of four 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships.
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Sriram Sankararaman, PhD
Science Advances published a paper on a study that uses genetic information to identify archaic 'ghost population'. PhD Candidate Arun Durvasula is first author and Principal Investigator Sriram Sankararaman serves as co-author. Both are from Human Genetics.
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