Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
PurposeResearch and teaching in Genetics
Head of Department
Steve Russell
Parent organization
University of Cambridge

The Department of Genetics is a department of the University of Cambridge that conducts research and teaching in genetics.[1]


As of 2017, the department has 83 researchers over 27 research groups, studying functional genomics, systems biology, developmental biology, cell biology, epigenetic inheritance, microbial genetics and evolution and population genetics.[2]

Notable academic staff

As of 2017, the department also has 50-65 graduate students and about 30 Part II Tripos undergraduate students.[6]

Emeritus and alumni

Notable alumni of the department include:


  1. ^ "Department of Genetics". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Department of Genetics - Research Groups". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ Anon (2017). "Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith FMedSci FRS". London: Archived from the original on 5 May 2017.
  4. ^ Anon (2012). "Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith FRS FMedSci". London: Academy of Medical Sciences. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Dr Richard Durbin – Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute". Archived from the original on 28 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Department of Genetics - Department". Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  7. ^ Anon (2014). "Ashburner, Prof. Michael". Who's Who. (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U5810. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)