Genetics is arguably the most important field in biological sciences

impacting all aspects biology, from health and disease, breeding plants and animals for food and fiber, evolution, and an understanding of basic molecular, developmental and cellular processes. The technological revolution enabling us to assemble genome and transcriptome sequences across diverse taxa, as well as within populations bring new tools to bear for addressing long-standing questions in genetics.

Established in 1952

the Genetics Program at NC State University is one of the longest running genetics graduate programs in the USA. The undergraduate program with a new degree in genetics (2010) is the first major in genetics in the UNC system.

The university-wide Program in Genetics at North Carolina State University consists of over 90 faculty members in 14 Departments and 4 Colleges, with research interests encompassing behavioral genetics, biomedical genetics, computational genetics and bioinformatics, evolutionary, population and quantitative genetics, and molecular, cellular and developmental genetics.

Our faculty members utilize a wide range of traditional and non-traditional model systems in their research and embrace collaborative research. The Program in Genetics has a strong national and international reputation, outstanding undergraduate and graduate training programs, and postdoctoral fellow training and research opportunities.