MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Welcome to the Genetics & Epigenetics Program!

We offer an exceptional environment for graduate students to explore fundamental biological questions. For example, many of our laboratories address the underlying mechanisms that drive normal development or homeostasis, or alternatively, that promote cancer or other pathologies.

We foster a collegial and interactive environment in which students develop their experimental reasoning, communication and networking skills, while they mature their core scientific knowledge. That is, we work together to become knowledgeable, critical, and productive independent scientists. We achieve this through our attention to individuals, research projects, seminars and symposia, journal clubs, classes, retreats, collaborations, social gatherings and career development activities. It is noteworthy that many of these learning (or simply fun!) enterprises are organized and overseen by our graduate students.

We encourage you to investigate the research opportunities within our Program. Please don't hesitate to contact any of us if you have questions, or would like to discuss your research or career interests further.

Pierre McCrea PhD, Program Director
Jichao Chen PhD, G&E Co-Director
Elisabeth Lindheim, Program Coordinator