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Human & Molecular Genetics


The Department of Human and Molecular Genetics was formally established in 2007 in the new FIU College of Medicine.

Vision: To become a department consisting of faculty having international reputations for scholarship and education in human genetics.

Mission: Establish a department that elucidates genetic etiology of human disease, translate this knowledge into improved health care through early detection and treatment.

The mission will be accomplished by:

  • Creating a supportive environment that impels excellence
  • Recruiting and retaining accomplished investigators of proven competitive research
  • Developing state-of-the-art core facilities for FIU investigators
  • Facilitating and encouraging national and international collaborative initiatives
  • Mentoring faculty members and trainees for academic excellence
  • Educating medical students to think genetically
  • Serving as a bridge department between basic science and clinical departments

Human and Molecular Genetics Fouding Chair