Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences faculty are involved in many areas of research, from Genome Structure and Function to Epigenetics and Stem Cells.

The department is the 8th ranked genetics department in the country, based on NIH funding ($19,763,340, Blue Ridge, 2017). We have an outstanding group of 29 primary and 33 secondary faculty with particular strengths in:

  • Genetics/genomics and whole genome analysis
  • Neurogenetics
  • Cancer genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Model organisms for the study of human genetic diseases
  • Small molecule and drug development
  • Stem cells, including induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Home of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center and the Research Institute for Children's Health

The department also has three core facilities, which offer a number of services. Through these many diverse resources, CWRU provides access to state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation, service work, technical expertise, and training all designed to support innovative, cutting-edge research.​​