Education event attendees

Career Day

> 50 %

Acceptance rate to graduate programs

Mentorship for Prospective Students in Genetic Counseling

Interns 2013-2023


Summer interns

Internship Program in Genetic Counseling and Bioinformatics

Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs
Ask an Expert

Questions about Genetics?

Ask a member of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics your genetics-related question. Complete this online form and we will be happy to assist you

Students studying outdoors at Iowa Memorial Union

Genetics Cluster Initiative

Genetics transcends departments, colleges and disciplines and generates both needs and services in the basic sciences, health care, bioethics, law, bioinformatics and communications.

Recent Publications

APOL1 Kidney Risk Variants and Long-Term Kidney Function in Healthy Middle-Aged Black Individuals: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Monday, May 27, 2024
Mona D Doshi
CONCLUSIONS: Among middle-aged individuals, APOL1 genotype does not appear to be a major driver of future risk of kidney disease.

Modulation of the Immunological Milieu in Acute Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The Potential Role of Monocytes Through CXCL10 Secretion

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Sebastian Sanchez
Emerging evidence indicates that aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) elicits a response from both innate and adaptive immune systems. An upregulation of CD8 + CD161 + cells has been observed in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after aSAH, yet the precise role of these cells in the context of aSAH is unkown. CSF samples from patients with aSAH and non-aneurysmal SAH (naSAH) were analyzed. Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq) was performed on CD8 + CD161 + sorted samples from aSAH patients....

Screening of Living Kidney Donors for Genetic Diseases: CON

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Christie P Thomas
No abstract

Keratinocyte FABP5-VCP complex mediates recruitment of neutrophils in psoriasis

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Jiaqing Hao
One of the hallmarks of intractable psoriasis is neutrophil infiltration in skin lesions. However, detailed molecular mechanisms of neutrophil chemotaxis and activation remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate a significant upregulation of epidermal fatty acid binding protein (E-FABP, FABP5) in the skin of human psoriasis and psoriatic mouse models. Genetic deletion of FABP5 in mice by global knockout and keratinocyte conditional (Krt6a-Cre) knockout, but not myeloid cell conditional (LysM-Cre)...

Genetic testing in the evaluation of recipient candidates and living kidney donors

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Brian K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the role of genetic testing in the evaluation of kidney transplant candidates and living donors who may be at risk for heritable kidney disease. We focus our discussion on monogenic diseases, excluding renal diseases that have complex polygenic influences. Adoption of new technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) with comprehensive gene panels has greatly enabled access to genetic testing recently; yet transplant...


2024 Iowa Eye Annual Meeting & Alumni Reunion promotional image

2024 Iowa Eye Annual Meeting & Alumni Reunion

Friday, June 14 8:15am to Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:00pm
Pomerantz Family Pavilion
Increase your ophthalmic knowledge and enhance your clinical skills! The meeting features lectures, case presentations, and discussions covering numerous topics of interest to the practicing ophthalmologist. Plus, timely updates from University of Iowa faculty and researchers. Continuing education credit provided. Social events include an alumni reception and banquet Friday evening, family-friendly brunch and activities Saturday morning, followed by a tour at the Stanley Museum of Art or an...
BMindful Holy Days: Eid al-Adha (Islam) promotional image

BMindful Holy Days: Eid al-Adha (Islam)

Sunday, June 16 8:43pm to Monday, June 17, 2024 8:43pm
University of Iowa Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith—days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to...

REDCap Advanced Training

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
This is the fourth step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will cover advanced features such as: • Importing data from csv • Ways to customize your data entry experience with form display logic • Making your forms more dynamic and personalized with context aware smart variables • Sending automated, conditional email alerts • Ensuring data is high quality by executing data quality rules, creating data missingness codes, and opening data queries • And more This training is a demo and not hands-on. After this training, you will have an advanced understanding of REDCap. Register by clicking the virtual event link above or by going here: https://redcap.link/icts_training