Department of Genetics

The Department of Genetics started its activity as the Genetics Research Center (GRC) at the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation sciences (USWR) in 1997. Degrees offered by GRC include M.Sc. in Human Genetics (since 2003) and Ph.D. in Medical Genetics (since 2008). The main objective in GRC is identification, diagnosis, and prevention of common genetic diseases in Iran. Its research is focused on 5 areas: Cognitive disorders, Blindness and deafness, Neuromuscular disorders, Haemglobinopathies, Cancer genetics.

GRC was designated as the national referral laboratory for thalassemia and prenatal diagnosis in July 1999 by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

What is Genetics?

Genetics is a term that refers to the study of genes and their role in inheritance, we study the way certain traits are passed down from one generation to another, the interactions of genetic materials, the interactions of that genetic material with the environment, and the subsequent phenotypic changes.

Our People

A number of academics and administrative staff are the cornerstone in our departmental operations. They provide support for students and the program.

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