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Welcome Message from the Program Director

Thank you for visiting the Molecular Genetics & Genomics website! Our program seeks highly motivated students with a desire to use cutting-edge laboratory and analytical tools to contribute to biomedical research.  Our research focuses on genetic and genomic approaches to identify genes that are involved in a number of complex diseases, including diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, autoimmune, and cardiovascular disease. When possible, we also seek to incorporate the effects of environmental exposures (e.g., physical environment, diet) with our genetic approaches. These contributors are included in projects that study gene-environment interactions, genetic variants in exposed populations, and epigenetics.

As part of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) track, our training program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded first-year curriculum, followed by a focused, genomics-based curriculum.  Our faculty and students have access to laboratory and analytical resources for high-throughput genotyping, gene expression, DNA methylation, as well as basic tools for molecular biology.

We seek enthusiastic students with an interest in contributing to biomedical research or education in a number of areas. Past students from the Program in Molecular Genetics & Genomics have been successful in academia, industry, and government positions, and currently work in research, teaching, and clinical roles. We appreciate your interest in our program, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Molecular Genetics & Genomics.


Tim Howard, PhD
Director, Program in Molecular Genetics & Genomics
Associate Professor
Center for Genomics & Personalized Medicine Research
Wake Forest School of Medicine


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Dr. Timothy Howard
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Dr. Nicholette Allred
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