Human Genetics

The Division of Human Genetics provides diagnostic and management services for over 1,500 patients per year including general genetics, prenatal/perinatal genetics, public health/outreach, neurogenetics, and MotherToBabyCT. The Human Genetics Laboratories offer a full range of cytogenetic and molecular techniques, including cancer genetics. The division offers a Human Genetics fellowship training program (human genetics fellowship) and is a training site for genetic counselors, as well as offering elective clinical rotations for residents, fellows, and medical students.

The research themes of the division include the evaluation of DNA carrier screening for cystic fibrosis, improving the utilization of prenatal genetics, and the study of cancer using molecular genetics techniques. There is also the opportunity for collaborative research with established laboratory investigators in molecular biology. Genetics faculty work closely with residents on inpatient and outpatient services throughout the program, and during longitudinal and block electives.

Human Genetics Faculty

Peter Benn, M.D.
Professor

 Alicia M. Craffey, M.S., C.G.C.
Instructor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Certified Genetic Counselor

Sherry Gray, M.S., R.D.
Instructor
Registered Dietician

Brittany L. Gancarz, M.S., C.G.C.
Instructor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Certified Genetic Counselor

Sharon A. Lavigne, M.S.
Instructor, Division of Human Genetics
Certified Genetic Counselor

Robin C. Schwartz, M.S., C.G.C.
Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Certified Genetic Counselor

Jennifer B. Stroop, M.S., C.G.C.
Instructor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Certified Genetic Counselor

Joseph Tucker, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
jtucker@uchc.edu

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106