Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program

  • Genomics and Bioinformatics

    Researchers in this area are applying the power of cutting-edge microarray-based expression, polymorphism, and promoter analyses to better understand questions of development, function, and pathophysiology in both experimental and human disease situations. 

    By combining expression, genetics, and comparative genomics technologies and analyses of diverse systems, these studies are providing insights into the structure and function of the genome during development  of the lung, gut, kidney, heart, and other organs; the pathophysiology of lung and other disorders; and the regulation of gene expression. 

    We have assembled a world-class team of experts in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, developmental biology, health services research, mathematics and medicine.


    Bruce Aronow, PhD, Professor
    Integrative bioinformatics and genomics relevant to human health and disease [Visit the Aronow / Jegga Lab]

    Artem Barski, PhD, Assistant Professor
    Epigenomics of immunological memory [Visit Allergy and Immunology]

    Lionel Chow, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
    Understanding the molecular underpinnings and signaling pathways that control the growth and survival of high-grade gliomas [Visit the Chow Lab]

    John Harley, MD, PhD, Professor
    Lupus genetics, genetics and genomics [Visit Rheumatology]

    Gurjit Hershey, MD, PhD, Professor
    Genetics and the pathogenesis of atopic disorders [Visit Asthma Research]

    Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, Professor
    Genetic and developmental mechanisms controlling the timing of birth and risk of preterm birth; molecular genetic analysis of the behavioral and neuroendocrine responses to stress. [Visit the Muglia Lab]

    Joo-Seop Park, PhD, Assistant Professor
    Gene regulatory networks underlying organogenesis and disease, Kidney development. [Visit Urology]

    Contact Us

    For more information about the Molecular and Developmental Biology Program at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati, email or call 513-636-4545. You can also apply online at our application page.

  • Genomics - Conditions & Diseases

    Genomics and Bioinformatics.
    • Birth defects 
    • Congenital disorder of the digestive system 
    • Hirschsprung disease
    • Infertility
    • Intrauterine growth retardation
    • Pre-eclampsia
    • Spondyloarthritis
    • Spontaneous abortion 
    • Uveitis

    View a complete list of the diseases that our students and faculty are fighting.