Our interdisciplinary, two-year program offers you a broad exposure to genetics and genomics through hands-on research, problem-solving and in-depth exploration of current and past research.
You will learn about modern research techniques and gain insight into unsolved problems, preparing you to identify and pursue your own research interests.
The master’s degree in genetics, genomics and bioinformatics positions you to:
Through both coursework and laboratory experience, you will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers, clinicians and other students. At the end of your first year, you will choose a lab where you will carry out research for a thesis or project, mentored by the lab’s principal investigator.
You will work with faculty-scientists exploring the gamut of human and microbial genetics. Examples of ongoing research activity includes:
Our master’s candidates have opportunities to connect with researchers and clinicians throughout the university as well as in prominent research hospitals and institutes.
You will be encouraged to participate in the program’s discussion forum and seminar series on genetics. You also will publicly present your own research through seminars and events.
Professor of Biochemistry; Director of the Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Graduate Program; Director, Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center (WNYSTEM)
Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Room 3-303 Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-3471; Fax: (716) 849-6655
M. Sara Thomas
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Graduate Program
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Suite 4102E, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121
Phone: (716) 829-3890