Contact Info

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

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

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

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

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.

The Barsh Lab is supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (Award Numbers U01HG007301 and R01AR067925) and the State of Alabama. The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsors.

Recent News

February 5, 2018
Trainees in the UAB-HudsonAlpha Genomic Medicine Training Program presented a seminar at HudsonAlpha on Wednesday, February 7. Nick Cochran, PhD, gave a talk titled “Whole Genome Sequencing for Families with Early-Onset Neu...
January 24, 2018
John Schimenti, PhD, the director of the Center for Vertebrate Genomics at Cornell University, presented a HudsonAlpha Research Seminar on January 24 titled “Genetics of infertility and genome maintenance in mammalian germ c...
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...
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