The UCSF Institute for Human Genetics (IHG) serves as the hub for all activities in human genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.


OUR MISSION is to create an exciting, productive, and collaborative environment for research, training, and clinical application in human genetics.

Our faculty span all four schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy), and many departments within those schools, reflecting the broad importance of human genetics both in basic scientific research and in modern day health care. The sequencing of the human genome, accompanied in recent years with the dramatic reduction in cost for obtaining an individual’s genome sequence, augurs a new era in translational human genetics, impacting not only rare, Mendelian diseases but effectively all diseases affecting the human population. The IHG and its members intend to be in the forefront of these transformational developments.


Happy Holidays from the IHG!

IHG 10th Anniversary & Holiday Party

The IHG community gathered at the Forest Hill Clubhouse on December 13, 2016 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our Organized Research Unit and the year-end holidays.

The evening featured the professional magician-comedian Robert Strong as well as our own talented performers Nadav Ahituv, PhD, who showed off his juggling skills, and Sherman Jia, who gave a viola performance. Those who took advantage of the photo booth donned hats and wigs and shared in some fun with their friends and co-workers.

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to the next 10 years of genetics advances.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.

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