The research interests of the genetics faculty span a wide variety of important and cutting-edge areas of genetics and genomics and include cancer, cellular, computational, developmental, evolutionary, expression regulation, molecular, neuropsychiatric, population, reproductive, statistical, epigenetics, and neurogenetics. Research is being conducted in humans, mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, nematodes, yeast, and bacteria. We also have faculty working in computational and statistical genetics and bioinformatics. For a complete faculty listing and detailed research descriptions, see our faculty list

Members of the faculty have received competitive research grants from several institutes within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as the State of New Jersey and numerous private foundations such as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Simons Foundation, Autism Speaks, the March of Dimes, and many others.

Check out these videos for more information about some of the research our faculty is conducting.

tn58 50abec6ad3102Linda Brzustowicz
Distinguished Professor

Medical and human genetics: the genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders
Video: Genetic Causes of Schizophrenia
tn66 5834ee706b177Derek Gordon
Associate Professor
Statistical genetics
Video: Applications of Statistical Genetics
tn53 5c8507d2cf1a1Gary Heiman
Associate Professor- Vice-Chair & Undergraduate 
Genetic epidemiology of neuropsychiatric disorders
Video: Dismantling the Myths and Treating Tourette Disorder
tn133 5e0f7d61bbeb7Kim McKim
Molecular Genetics of Meiotic Recombination in Drosophila Melanogaster
Video: Meiosis in Drosophila melanogaster females
tn75 5b9aa4b07fdf6Karen Schindler
Associate Professor
Understanding the molecular mechanisms that lead to aneuploidy in female gametes
Video: Aneuploidy of Statistical Genetics
tn84 50b8d4f8da8f9Jinchuan Xing
Associate Professor
Mobile Elements, Human Genomic Variation, Evolutionary Genetics, Population Genetics
Video: The Human Genome

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