Contact Info

Name: Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 256-327-5266
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD

Genetic architecture of morphologic variation

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, is a faculty investigator and faculty chair at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University. His research group studies the genetic mechanisms that underlie differences in individual appearance and for which a deeper understanding promises new insight into both basic biology and human disease. Barsh received his MD and PhD in human genetics and pathology from the University of Washington, and completed postdoctoral and clinical training at the University of California, San Francisco. He has served as chair of the NIH study section on Genomics of Health and Disease, and is an Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Genetics. Barsh joined HudsonAlpha in 2009, and was named Smith Family Chair in Genomics in 2020.

1989 Postdoctoral Research in Genetics, University of California, San Francisco

1986-1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA

1984-1986 Resident, Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

1984 MD, PhD in Human Genetics and Pathology, University of Washington

1977 BA in Biology, University of California, Irvine

2020 – Smith Family Chair in Genomics, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL

2011-present Professor (emeritus, recalled to active duty), Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2009-present Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL

1989-Present Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

2009-present Editor In Chief, PLoS Genetics

2005-2008 Chair, Genetics of Health and Disease study section

2002-2009 Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Stanford University

1996-1997 Acting Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetics, Interim Director, Prenatal Diagnosis Center

1990-2005 Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD

2014 Myron Gordon Award, International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies

2010 American Skin Association Achievement Award

2008 Seiji Award, International Society for Pigment Cell Research

2005 Aaron B. Lerner Award, International Society for Pigment Cell Research

2003 E Mead Johnson Award, Society for Pediatric Research

1999 Takeuchi Medal, International Society for Pigment Cell Research

The Barsh Lab is supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (Award Numbers U01HG007301 and R01AR067925) and the State of Alabama. The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsors.

Recent News

September 16, 2021
In a small, isolated population of tigers in Indian, scientists discovered rare black tigers. The discovery helped add to the genetic knowledge about coat color patterns in mammals. These black tigers also revealed important insig...
September 7, 2021
A team of scientists at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology identified molecules that regulate the establishment of coat color patterns in cats. The results are published in Nature Communications.
August 12, 2021
In a recent publication in Nature Ecology and Evolution, a group of scientists identified a genetic element that controls dog coat color and used it to trace domesticated dogs back to their ancient ancestors.
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