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Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells

Top-Notch Research in a Collaborative, Supportive and Welcoming Environment

Students entering graduate school through the program of Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells program will:

  • Perform cutting-edge research on topics including organism function and development, disease models, stem cell biology
  • Learn and utilize advanced cutting-edge experimental systems in genetics, molecular biology, genomics, proteomics and computational biology
  • Train towards a Ph.D. degree in Genetics and will qualify students for high level research careers in academia and in the burgeoning biotech industry

Our goal is to provide a first-class research and training environment in which faculty, learners and staff are united by mutual respect and the love of science. The Office for Inclusion and Culture Development promotes diversity and is tasked with ensuring that policies and practices to support learners are clear, consistent, and communicated effectively across all medical center education programs.

Our Program by the Numbers


Graduate Students in Training (In GDSC Labs)


Postdocs In Training (In GDSC Labs)


GDSC Primary Faculty

What Sets Us Apart

Program Highlights

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Course Overview

Details of curriculum, rotations, and more

Mentor Relationships

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GDSC Alumni Perspective

"I chose University Of Rochester because I love the collaborative and friendly culture. Also, doing research at a medical center offers many advantages.

University of Rochester faculty, staff, and students are very friendly and accessible. They are an extremely valuable resource for any questions both in the lab and outside of research."

Dalia Ghoneim, Ph.D.

  • Graduated 2019
  • Current Employment: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology at The Research Corporation of the University of Hawai'i

Contact Us

Program CoordinatorMichael Powers

Michael Powers
Graduate Program Coordinator
(585) 273-1447

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