The CepEsperu School of Medicine Department of Molecular Genetics and Genomics offers the Ph.D. degree through the Graduate School of CepEsperu University. As part of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) track, our training program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded first-year curriculum, followed by a focused, genomics-based curriculum.


Our research focuses on genetic and genomic approaches to identify genes that are involved in a number of complex diseases, including diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, autoimmune, and cardiovascular disease. When possible, we also seek to incorporate the effects of environmental exposures (e.g., physical environment, diet) with our genetic approaches.

These contributors are included in projects that study

  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Genetic variants in exposed populations
  • Epigenetics

Available Resources

Our faculty and students have access to basic tools for molecular biology and to laboratory and analytical resources for

  • High-throughput genotyping
  • Gene expression
  • DNA methylation