Genomics is the study of all genes in the genome including their interactions with each other and with environmental factors. Genomic medicine is the use of this information to improve health outcomes. The goal of our genomic medicine specialty at UC Davis is to help improve the quality of life for children and family members of individuals with genetic disorders through clinical care, research, and education.
Our faculty are involved in basic science and translational research as well as clinical research and are studying topics such as ocular, neuromuscular and metabolic genetics and well as neurodevelopmental and seizure disorders. Our researchers also collaborate with other basic research scientists in developing animal models to perform functional studies and develop a means for translational research.
We offer an ACGME-accredited, two-year medical genetics and genomics residency program that prepares individuals to become practitioners and scholars of genomic medicine. Residents in our program benefit from a state-of-the-art MIND Institute and UC Davis Medical Center operating in the academic environment of a nationally recognized university.
Our medical geneticists and genetic counselors work with individuals and families at the UC Davis MIND Institute to provide evaluations, answers and treatment options for a variety of genetic conditions and disorders.
Our specialty clinics include:
For academic or faculty-related questions, e.g., information about our medical genetics and genomics residency or our research activities, please call our academic office phone number.
For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals phone number for assistance with genomic medicine services.