Contact Info

Name: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Phone: 256-327-5266
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD

Genetic architecture of morphologic variation

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, is a faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University. He studies the genetic mechanisms that underlie differences in individual appearance and for which a deeper understanding promises new insight into both basic biology and human disease. Barsh received his MD and PhD in human genetics and pathology from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1984. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., in 1986, postdoctoral training at the University of California in San Francisco in 1989 and a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of pediatrics at UCSF in 1989. Barsh joined HudsonAlpha in 2009.

  • Education

    1989 Postdoctoral Research in Genetics, University of California, San Francisco

    1986-1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    1984-1986 Resident, Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

    1984 MD, PhD in Human Genetics and Pathology, University of Washington

    1977 BA in Biology, University of California, Irvine

  • Academic and Administrative Appointments

    2011-present Professor (emeritus, recalled to active duty), Stanford University, Stanford, CA

    2009-present Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL

    1989-Present Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

    2009-present Editor In Chief, PLoS Genetics

    2005-2008 Chair, Genetics of Health and Disease study section

    2002-2009 Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Stanford University

    1996-1997 Acting Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetics, Interim Director, Prenatal Diagnosis Center

    1990-2005 Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD

  • Awards and Honors

    2014 Myron Gordon Award, International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies

    2010 American Skin Association Achievement Award

    2008 Seiji Award, International Society for Pigment Cell Research

    2005 Aaron B. Lerner Award, International Society for Pigment Cell Research

    2003 E Mead Johnson Award, Society for Pediatric Research

    1999 Takeuchi Medal, International Society for Pigment Cell Research

Recent News

July 11, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Full scale recruitment for the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) has begun at University of Alabama at Birmingham clinics in Birmingham. The AGHI is one of the nation’s first statewide efforts to har...
May 30, 2017
Since 2013, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has led a large-scale DNA sequencing project to identify genetic variants that cause developmental delay in children. Results from the study are published online today in Genome ...
February 13, 2017
In celebration of Darwin Day, the 208thanniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, Stanford Medicine spoke with HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, about his research in the genetics of color patterns in mammals....
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