Obesity and Diabetes

Genetic Counseling

Human chromosome spread harboring a human artificial chromosome (HAC).

E10.5 mouse eye stained with Pax6 (red) and Sox2 (green)

Lacrimal gland budding induced by Fgf10 beads

Inborn errors of metabolism

Gene Expression Regulation

Fragile X test performed in a male patient carrying the full mutation allele of the FMR1 gene.

Next Generation Sequencing

Department Events


Dr. Ventura is one of the pioneers in non-coding RNA field and conducted seminal work to understand the role of miRNAs and long non-coding RNAs in cancer and development. He is popularly known for his work in dissecting the biological functions of oncogenic miRNA cluster ~miR 17-92 cluster and its paralogs and tumorsupressor miR-34 family. More recently, his laboratory has been involved in developing and applying novel genomic editing tools (CRISPR-Cas9 system) for modeling human cancers in mice (Nature 2014: PMID: 25337876). He is one among a few MD/PhDs who opted to pursue a career in basic research. He obtained his post-doctoral training from Dr.Tyler Jacks laboratory at MIT and is currently working as an Associate Member at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a terrific speaker and always presents unpublished work. He is also a great mentor and provides intellectual input and is generous in sharing reagents. If any faculty or fellow/student is interested in meeting Dr. Ventura during his visit please contact Janaiah Kota at to make an appointment.--- Janiah Kota

Nadia Carlesso M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics Medical and Molecular Genetics Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM Walther Hall, R3 203

Medical & Molecular Genetics Seminar Series Please Note Special Day/Time/Place “The Role of STAT3 in Regulating the Homeostasis of betaAR Signaling and Heart Function” Weinian Shou, Ph.D Professor/Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics IU School of Medicine Wednesday February 3, 2016 12:00– 1:00 PM R3 303-305

Bruce Lamb, Ph.D. Director- IU Stark Neurosciences Research Institute Indianapolis, IN

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