Genetics

SHredding Some Light

SHredding Some Light

David Plachetzki's research involving cnidarians is making important contributions to our understanding of complex trait evolution in marine invertebrates. Learn more at.....

Taking it to the Bank

Taking it to the Bank

The students in Estelle Hrabak’s Genetics Lab course have been growing plants from seed only to freeze their leaves and grind them into powder with a mortar and pestle. Learn more....

New faculty in Genome-Enabled Biology

New faculty in Genome-Enabled Biology

Matt MacManes is an evolutionary biologist working at the intersection of genomics, field biology, and evolutionary biology.  Learn more...

Putting Bacteria to work

Putting Bacteria to work

Soil-dwelling bacteria of the genus Frankia have the potential to produce a multitude of natural products, including antibiotics, herbicides, pigments, anticancer agents, and other useful products.  Learn more...

What's great about the UNH Genetics Program?

  • New major focusing on one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of biology
  • Hands-on experience from laboratory courses in genetics, genomics, and molecular biology
  • Students from CT, MA and RI may qualify for reduced tuition from the New England Regional Student Program
  • Preparation for careers in research, teaching, forensics, genetic counseling, and many more
  • Appropriate major for students interested in graduate school, medical school, dental school, or physician assistant programs
  • Many opportunities to do research in faculty laboratories and present research at scientific conferences on- and off-campus

Meet a Student

Devan Chirgwin (GEN '15)

"For me, UNH is a family affair."

Lauren Turner (GEN '16)

" was especially impressed with the opportunities for undergraduate research that UNH presented."

Jordan Ramsdell ('13)

"Once I went down the genomics rabbit hole, I knew there was no going back!"

Phillip Burke ('14)

"Genetics was a subject that I’d been interested in for a long time,..."