Human Genetics


Welcome to the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University

The Department of Human Genetics at McGill was established in 1993. Button to give donationsAt the time of its creation, our department inherited a varied and thriving program of research and teaching in human genetics that overgrew the boundaries of other traditional departments in the science and medical faculties.

Much of the current research work performed by the faculty members of the Department occurs in laboratories located at McGill-affiliated hospitals, reflecting the understanding that there is much that genetics can contribute to, and learn from, the study of that part of human inheritance and variation presenting as disease.

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Discover Our Programs

McGill University's Department of Human Genetics is among the most renowned worldwide. Learn from our faculty who are experts in a wide variety of overlapping fields in human genetics.

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Student Support Fund

This fund was endowed by a generous gift from the estate of Dr. Kenneth Morgan. Ken was a long-time faculty member of the Department and a passionate teacher and researcher. Every donation added to this fund will be used to support graduate student activities.

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We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed, respected and safe. As members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

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Department Awards

Each year, the Department of Human Genetics recognizes students and trainees who have gone above and beyond.

Human Genetics Students' Society

We're proud to support the Human Genetics Students' Society (HGSS) and its mission of forging relationships and offering opportunities for development.

Upcoming Events

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Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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