The Genetics & Epigenetics (G&E) Graduate Program is a research-oriented Ph.D. program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The research in G&E labs is broadly focused on the fundamental genetic, epigenetic, and genomic mechanisms that control cell growth and differentiation, and that cause cancer and other human diseases. From basic science investigations to translational studies, G&E students and faculty are actively engaged in the pursuit of new scientific knowledge that could one day lead to clinical advances.

The Program aims to train students who are knowledgeable, critical, and productive independent scientists. We achieve this through cutting-edge research projects, classes, seminars, retreat, laboratory collaborations, social gatherings and career development activities.

G&E labs are located throughout the Texas Medical Center, including MD Anderson and the UTHealth Science Center at Houston (McGovern Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical Informatics). In addition, some G&E labs are located near Austin, Texas at the MD Anderson Science Park campus in Smithville, home to the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis

Students affiliated with legacy programs (i.e., those that existed before the GSBS program reorganization), may click here to find information about their program requirements. 

G&E Faculty Seeking Students as of 8/23/17

Margarida Albuquerque A. Santos, PhD Kevin McBride, PhD
C. Marcelo Aldaz, MD,PhD Dianna Milewicz, MD,PhD
Swathi Arur, PhD Nicholas Navin, PhD
Blaine Bartholomew, PhD Jae-il Park, PhD
Richard Behringer, PhD Sean Post, PhD
Jichao Chen, PhD Kunal Rai, PhD
Junjie Chen, PhD Ellen Richie, PhD
Francesca Cole, PhD Katharina Schlacher, PhD
Giulio Draetta MD,PhD Ambro van Hoof, PhD
George Eisenhoffer, PhD Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, MD,PhD
Walid Fakhouri, PhD Consuelo Walss-Bass, PhD
Michael Galko, PhD Bin Wang, PhD
Boyi Gan, PhD Richard Wood, PhD
Yong-Jian Geng, MD,PhD Xifeng Wu, MD,PhD
David Johnson, PhD Han Xu, PhD
Lei Li, PhD Haoqiang Ying, PhD
Wenliang Li, PhD Momoko Yoshimoto, MD,PhD
Guillermina Lozano, PhD M. James You, MD,PhD
Sheng Zhang, PhD