The Institute for Human Genetics (IHG) Serves as the Hub for All Activities in Human Genetics at UCSF

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.

Nadav Ahituv as New Director

The IHG is delighted to announce that Nadav Ahituv, PhD accepted the role as Director of the IHG, effective January 23rd, 2023. An accomplished UCSF researcher, Nadav has been a member of the IHG since its inception in 2006. The  Ahituv Lab investigates gene regulatory elements and their relationship to human diversity and disease. As a group, they also enjoy  books, movies, new lab member happy hours, and community service! In addition to his interest in innovative science, Nadav is an expert juggler. You can see him juggling matzah balls – and many other different things – on his Twitter feed @NadavAhituv.Nadav Ahituv, PhD