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

The founding head of the Division of Medical Genetics has died at the age of 94.

UW Medicine will be the coordinating center for a multi-site, NIH-funded effort to advance clinical genomics, with an emphasis on including diverse populations.

Dr. Stanley Gartler, professor emeritus (Medical Genetics) has been named the 2016 recipient of the Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award.