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Department of Genetics

Genetics is the future and the past. The history and the promise of every organism is written in its DNA.

Meet the people of the Genetics Department

Welcome to the Department of Genetics

Genetics is the future and the past. The history and the promise of every organism is written in its DNA.

Geneticists are leading one of the major scientific revolutions of humankind, delving into the distant past and providing an unprecedented understanding of the biological world.

Our department offers a supportive and unique training environment across the full spectrum of genetics, bridging the disciplines of molecular genetics, development, genomics, and evolutionary biology.

The Department of Genetics is in UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

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The team's research showed experimentally that epigenetic-clocks recapitulate known divergence times of intra-species phylogenetic or evolutionary trees in the self-fertilizing plant A.
The University of Georgia has honored Dr. Tessa Andrews among four faculty members with its highest accolade for teaching, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professorship.
To gain a better understanding of the genetic basis of coloration in vertebrates, an international research team including UGA Professor Doug Menke combined a range of techniques—whole gene sequencing, gene-editing and electron microscopy—to examine color variations and patterning in skin shed by

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Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences (University of Kansas)

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Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology (UC Davis)

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Assistant Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology (University of California, Berkeley)

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