News & Awards

* Tom Prolla awarded Glenn Award for research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging

* Xuehua Zhong receives Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Award

* Faith Bowman and Jessica Miller selected to receive the WALSAA Outstanding Sophomore Award

* First year graduate students Annette Dean (Sun Lab) and Gene Thiede (Wassarman Lab) receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards.

Honor the Life and Accomplishments of Professor Jim Crow with a Donation to The Crow Professorship

Save the date for honoring the life of Jim Crow, September 23rd.

Over the next year, The Laboratory of Genetics will honor Professor Jim Crow in anticipation of what would have been his 100th birthday. A birthday celebration will take place in Fall 2016 in the form of a symposium and dinner.  In preparation for the fall celebration, the department is focused on reaching a $1 million goal to have a professorship in Prof. Crow’s honor. If the Crow Professorship fund reaches $50,000 in gifts and pledges by June 8, the new gifts and pledges will be matched dollar for dollar. 

 Click here to read the full article and make a donation to The Crow Professorship. 

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Laboratory of Genetics.  The Laboratory of Genetics is comprised of two sister departments that function as one.  The Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences was founded in 1910 and is the oldest genetics department in the country.  The Department of Medical Genetics, which recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, is housed within the School of Medicine and Public Health.  Our mission is to address fundamental problems in genetics as they relate to medicine, agriculture, and basic knowledge of biology. 

The Laboratory of Genetics is also home to the Genetics Training Program, with over 80 faculty trainers from diverse departments on campus that together provide graduate students diverse opportunities in modern genetics research.  Please visit our pages to find out more about us.

John Doebley
Chair, Laboratory of Genetics