Contact Info

Name: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Email: gbarsh@hudsonalpha.org
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

November 17, 2017
A paper published online in Science last month has implications for understanding the biology of skin color, according to Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, a faculty investigator and faculty chair at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Ba...
November 2, 2017
Mick Edmonds, PhD, presented a talk titled “Identifying ncRNA necessary for lung cancer progression” for the HudsonAlpha Research Seminar on November 1 in the HudsonAlpha auditorium.  Edmonds obtained both his BS and...
October 27, 2017
The Birmingham Medical News highlighted HudsonAlpha and UAB Medicine collaborations in its October issue. Faculty Investigator Greg Barsh, PhD and UAB Medicine’s Bruce Korf, MD, PhD, discussed the Alabama Genomic Health Initiati...
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