Besides its original home in the Medical Sciences Building MSB, the department’s researchers are working at MaRS I and II, the Lunenfeld Tannenbaum Research Institute LTRI, the Donnelly Centre DC, the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids, HSC), and Peter Gilligan Centre for Research and Learning PGCRL.

Carrousel of the Chairs

The department has undergone a series of name changes:

  • Department of Medical Cell Biology (1969-1973)

  • Department of Medical Genetics (1973-1990)

  • Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics (1990-1996)

  • Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology (undergraduate) / Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics (graduate) (1996-2007)

  • Department of Molecular Genetics (2007-present) 

Throughout its history, scientists at the department have been conducting world-class research in areas of molecular microbiology, model organism genetics and human genomics.