News & Events

All departmental seminars are Wednesdays either at noon or from 4-5:15 pm during the academic year. Unless otherwise noted, presentations are held in Cummings Life Science Center (CLSC) and are open to the public. Topics cover the field of human genetics broadly.

Work-in-Progress Seminars occur monthly and feature presentations of current research occurring in faculty labs. Unless otherwise noted, presentations are held in Cummings Life Science Center (CLSC) in Room 119 and are open to the public. Snacks are provided.

Our Journal Club meets monthly during the academic year. A current pre-doctoral student presents a current journal article under the guidance of and in consultation with a faculty member. Unless otherwise noted, journal club is held in Cummings Life Science Center (CLSC) in Room 119 and is open to the public.

The Human Genetics Seminar Series is a monthly series of talks by noted researchers from outside the University. These seminars are held at noon in the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD) 1103.

Mitchell Conference in Human Genetics: The Marjorie I and Bernard A Mitchell conference focuses discussion on a specific theme of contemporary importance in human genetics research.

Allee Lecture on Behavioral Genetics: In 2015, James D. Watson gave the Department of Human Genetics a gift to establish the Warder Clyde Allee Lectureship on the topic of behavioral genetics.  Professor Allee was one of Jim’s teachers when he was an undergraduate at UChicago and had a significant influence on him.