Genetics Research

Genetics play a major role in disease development and these biomedical sciences faculty are working to help improve quality of life for Georgians through genetics research.

Funding Organizations

  • National Institutes of Health

Cancer Research Faculty

  • Pamela Cook

    Pamela Cook, PhD


    Dr. Cook’s research focuses on retrotransposons, also known as mobile or junk DNA, which make up a significant proportion of the human genome.
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  • Jong-Hyuk Lee, PhD


    Dr. Lee’s lab focuses on unravelling the causal factors of epigenetic histone modification alterations
    during normal aging and in premature aging disorders.
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