Dr. Gail Jarvik
Gail P. Jarvik, MD, PhD
Division Head
Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine

About us

Our division was founded in 1957 by Dr. Arno Motulsky. Our research faculty cover most areas of Human and Medical Genetics and modern molecular biology. Fifteen members of our faculty are Diplomats of the American Board of Medical Genetics. Six are members of the National Academy of Sciences.

We train individuals for academic careers in human and medical genetics using the most advanced concepts and techniques of genetics and cellular/molecular biology.

Our stories

Openness about sexual and gender identity may lead to reduced communication about family history of cancer. 

A number of our faculty, trainees and staff have volunteered to help administer over 250,000 vaccine doses.

Congratulations to Dr. Mary-Claire King, one of four 2021 recipients of the prestigious Gairdner awards.