Welcome from the Department Chair

Welcome from the Department Chair

Portrait of Zhenghe John Wang

Welcome to the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University! Our department encompasses a diverse spectrum of fields, including human genetics, genomics, epigenetics, disease modeling, developmental genetics, and chemical genetics. Our department bridges basic science and clinical genetics through our affiliation with the Center for Human Genetics at University Hospitals.

Within our department, our distinguished faculty, dedicated students, and skilled staff are at the forefront of cutting-edge research. We are actively engaged in pioneering research endeavors, developing state-of-the-art technologies, and translating basic genetic discoveries into groundbreaking clinical trials. The outcomes of our research have been prominently featured in prestigious, high-impact journals, including Nature, Science, Cell, Cell Press Journals, and Nature Journals.

At the core of our mission is a commitment to nurturing the next generation of scientists and physicians. Our comprehensive educational programs include a Master's degree program in Genetic Counseling, PhD degrees, MD/PhD degrees, and postdoctoral training opportunities. Additionally, we are in the process of developing a robust program for Master's training in computational genomics. Furthermore, the Center for Human Genetics offers a distinguished medical genetics residency training program.

The clinical faculty at the Center for Human Genetics is dedicated to delivering advanced medical services to patients with genetic disorders. Notably, our faculty members are actively involved in pioneering gene therapy clinical trials and developing innovative treatments for a variety of genetic diseases.

As a faculty, we are deeply committed to fostering a culture of innovation and excellence across the realms of research, education, and patient care. We invite you to explore our website to gain a deeper understanding of our dynamic research initiatives, comprehensive educational offerings, and the full spectrum of clinical services we provide.


Zhenghe John Wang
Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences