University of Alabama at Birmingham Genetics

Department of Genetics

Committed to genetics and genomics research, education, and clinical care

The Department of Genetics is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of faculty focused on performing basic laboratory and clinical research, providing inpatient and outpatient consultation services and offering state-of-the-art genetic diagnostic testing.

Patient Care

The experienced geneticists at UAB deliver outstanding care for patients and families through integrated clinical and laboratory services.

An outstanding reputation for high-quality clinical care.

Our goal is to deliver outstanding care for patients and families through integrated clinical and laboratory services. We are considered a national and international referral source for patients with neurofibromatosis, Huntington’s disease, tuberous sclerosis and more.

In addition to these various clinical services, the UAB Department of Genetics created the Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP), which seeks to meet the needs of patients with severe, chronic medical conditions in whom a diagnosis has not been made despite extensive efforts.

Other conditions for which clinical evaluations and genetic counseling are available include: Down syndrome, biochemical genetics/inherited disorders of metabolism, cancer genetics, cardiovascular, cleft lip/cleft palate, chromosome abnormalities, craniofacial disorders, deafness, Huntington’s disease, lysosomal storage disorders, neurofibromatosis, prenatal and preconception genetics, skeletal dysplasias, and tuberous sclerosis, among others.

To reach the clinic or make an appointment, please call (205) 934-4983.

Research

We seek to expand knowledge and create new applications through laboratory and clinical research.

Expanding knowledge about genetic medicine and exploring new treatments.

We seek to expand knowledge and create new applications through laboratory and clinical research along the continuum from fundamental studies to preclinical investigations, to bench-to bedside translation, to clinical practice and community implementation.

Education

We provide genetics education and training to students, health professionals, researchers and the public.

Training the next generation of geneticists

We provide genetics education and training to students, health professionals, researchers, and the public.

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