Our Ph.D. Program                                        Governance

Preparing Diverse Scientists for a Diverse Workforce

The Program in Genetics and Genomics is the main interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the Natural Sciences at Texas A&M University and offers research opportunities in a diverse range of Specialties: Bioinformatics and Genomics; Conservation and Population Genetics; Medical Genetics; Microbial Genetics; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics; and Plant Genetics.

OUR GOAL is to provide research opportunities to aspiring scientist to become creative and resourceful, supporting their development of transferable skills and advancement to careers in academia, national laboratories, industry, science policy, entrepreneurship, and many more.

Since the first graduate degree in Genetics was awarded in 1914 at Texas A&M University, over 300 PhD and 200 MS degrees have been awarded in Genetics.

Dr. David Threadgill is a Faculty of Genetics and Genomics and a former student in our Ph.D. Program. 

Learn a bit about the history of the Program, its evolution, and where it is heading from Dr. Threadgill’s perspective.