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.


IHG to Host Quarterly Genetics Day

IHG to Host Quarterly Genetics DayThe IHG is happy to announce a restructuring of our weekly seminars. For the 2017-2018 academic year, we will replace our weekly seminars with Genetics Day mini-symposia, to be held quarterly.

The inaugural Fall Genetics Day event will be held Thursday, September 28 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm at Mission Bay in Oberndorf Auditorium MBH# A1602A/B.

The event will feature a talk on MicroRNAs in Development and Disease by visiting lecturer, Lin He, PhD of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC Berkeley. Five IHG faculty presentations will focus on current research projects. One graduate student or postdoc will present work based on their winning abstract in the recent IHG abstract competition.

A special thank you goes out to the IHG Seminar Committee members for their work on past and present IHG seminars.

IHG Genetics Day Program | Live Streaming on 9/28 via MyAccess

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