Why You Should Join Us


The Department of Human Genetics is one of 26 departments in Emory University School of Medicine. By our very nature, our department is unique for its direct focus on human health and disease. All current faculty members directly investigate a hereditary disease, ranging from metabolic disorders to chromosomal diseases. Some faculty explore the mechanism of disease using cells or tissue from affected patients while others in the Department directly interact with patients to conduct clinical research projects.

New Facilities and State-of-the-Art Equipment

We are located in in the newly completed, November 2001, 325,000 square foot, $82 million Joseph B. Whitehead Research Building on what is known as the Clifton Corridor on the Emory Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Our dynamic department occupies 40,000 square feet of open state-of-the-art laboratory and office space. Within our department is the Center for Medical Genomics, with high throughput robotics for DNA isolation, gene variation scanning, and SNP analysis.

World-Class Collaboration

Our location, resources and extensive relationships permit us to perform collaborative research that may not be possible at other universities. We share the Clifton Road corridor with:

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Energetic Atmosphere

Our department is full of energy and you feel it the moment you walk through our doors. From faculty traveling on Razor scooters to students shooting pool and daily coffee rankings, we are a department as serious about fun as we are about cutting-edge research.