The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is a hybrid basic science and clinical department that offers a broad-based program of instruction, research, and clinical services in Genetics and Genomic Sciences. The ” of the Department is expert in the application of molecular, biochemical, immunologic, cytogenetic, and somatic cell approaches for the study of genetic diseases. As described in the ” and in the ” section of our Web site, the research themes in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences include gene discovery, use of knockout mice to study disease pathogenesis, and gene therapy. In addition, Department faculty are involved in the molecular and biochemical characterization of mutant genes and their gene products in various ” (e.g., lysosomal storage diseases, porphyrias, hemophilias, hemoglobinopathies, sideroblastic anemia, and cystic fibrosis); gene mapping using in situ hybridization and somatic cell genetic techniques; development and evaluation of enzyme replacement and gene transfer for the treatment of genetic diseases using animal model systems; and the use of molecular techniques for the diagnosis (and prenatal diagnosis) of genetic diseases.
Additional resources are available in specialized areas in Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s ” and in ” in various departments. Research training is provided via the ” or ” programs of Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s “. Details of the governance structure of the school are found in the “. A rigorous and robust ” has been implemented and is available for review. The five year vision and goals of the Department are described in “”.”