Welcome to the Discipline of Genetics. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador by developing and maintaining excellence in research, education and service.
The Discipline has a strong record of excellence in research. We have a history in the characterization of hereditary diseases and the identification of the genes which are involved in Mendelian conditions. More recently we have developed additional areas of research in complex diseases. This work has been facilitated by the history and structure of our population which make our province a special place to do genetic research.
The discipline offers an undergraduate (MD) medical student genetics course and a graduate student programme leading to the degrees of MSc and PhD.
Bridget Fernandez, Chair
I encourage you to review the various course offerings, research projects and profiles of the members of our Discipline to learn of our past successes are present activities.
Discipline of Genetics
Administration, Discipline of Genetics
Faculty of Medicine,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3V6
Tel: (709) 777-6807
Fax: (709) 777-7497