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Graduate Programs in Molecular Genetics and Genomics

A challenging, research intensive PhD graduate program which prepares students for careers in academia or industry.  See New MS Program!

Genetics Residencies & Fellowships

Provide medical care to patients with birth defects, metabolic diseases, and a family history of inherited conditions.

Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling

Develop the skills and knowledge to become a professional genetic counselor.


Dr. E. Dale Abel, UCLA, presented the 14th annual Henry L. Brasza lecture in Diabetes on April 13. Dr. Abel’s lecture was entitled, “Cardiac Glucose Metabolism in Diabetes and Heart Failure.”
Paul Morse was selected as a speaker at the upcoming Mitochondria and Chloroplasts Gordon Research Conference. Paul is an MD-PhD student carrying out his thesis research in the laboratory of Professor Maik Hüttemann.
This year the Center’s Genetic Counseling Program graduated its 20th class.  

Kezhong Zhang serves as Co-I of an NIH-funded project that will study modified sugar compounds in suppressing Alzheimer’s disease. The project includes the WSU Department of Chemistry and Michigan State University.

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

SURP Seminar (Speakers: Claire McCarthy-Leo, MS/Lucynda Pham, MS) on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in 1140 Scott Hall.  Please email Suzanne Shaw at sshaw@wayne.edu for more information.



CMMG faculty members Francesca Luca and Roger Pique-Regi examine how environment and genetics together shape the health of children with asthma.

CMMG professor Stephen Krawetz discusses fertility's new frontier at Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival.

Recent research

Effects of preconception lifestyle intervention in infertile women with obesity: The FIT-PLESE randomized controlled trial. Legro RS, Hansen KR, Diamond MP, Steiner AZ, Coutifaris C, Cedars MI, Hoeger KM, Usadi R, Johnstone EB, Haisenleder DJ, Wild RA, Barnhart KT, Mersereau J, Trussell JC, Krawetz SA, Kris-Etherton PM, Sarwer DB, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Huang H, Zhang H; Reproductive Medicine Network.PLoS Med. 2022 Jan 18;19(1):e1003883. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003883. 
Functional analysis of ATM variants in a high risk cohort provides insight into missing heritability.  Baughan SL, Darwiche F, Tainsky MA. Cancer Genet. 2022 Jun;264-265:40-49. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2022.03.003. Epub 2022 Mar 20.PMID: 35354106 
Genetic control of the dynamic transcriptional response to immune stimuli and glucocorticoids at single cell resolution. Resztak JA, Wei J, Zilioli S, Sendler E, Alazizi A, Mair-Meijers HE, Wu P, Slatcher RB, Zhou X, Luca F, Pique-Regi R.
bioRxiv. 2022 Mar 15:2021.09.30.462672. Preprint.
Structural and functional insights into ABHD5, a ligand-regulated lipase co-activator. Tseng YY, Sanders MA, Zhang H, Zhou L, Chou CY, Granneman JG. Sci Rep. 2022 Feb 16;12(1):2565.
Stress-induced Regulators of Intestinal Fat Absorption. Zhang K., Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022; 13(5):1469-1470.
Metformin, phenformin, and galegine inhibit complex IV activity and reduce glycerol-derived gluconeogenesis.  LaMoia TE, Butrico GM, Kalpage HA,  Goedeke L, Hubbard BT, Vatner DF, Gaspar RC, Zhang X-M, Cline GW, Nakahara K, Woo S, Shimada A, Hüttemann M, Shulman GI. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 2022; 119: e2122287119.
Intraperitoneal Triamcinolone Reduces Postoperative Adhesions, Possibly through Alteration of Mitochondrial Function.
Purandare N, Kramer KJ, Minchella P, Ottum S, Walker C, Rausch J, Chao CR, Grossman LI, Aras S, Recanati MA. J Clin Med. 2022;  11, 301. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11020301.