Lucio Miele, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head, LSU School of Medicine, Department of Genetics Director for Inter-Institutional Programs, LSU Stanley Scott Cancer Center and Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium Cancer Crusaders Endowed Professor in Cancer Research
The Department of Genetics is responsible for 15 hours on Human Medical Genetics (GENET 100 - Introduction to Medical Genetics). Students will explore and learn the foundations of medical genetics. This will begin with principles of Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, and continue with the molecular basis of genetic disease. Topics for more detailed discussion will include inborn errors of metabolism, population genetics, cytogenetics, epigenetics, genetic testing, pharmacogenomics, and translational research in genetics. The course will also explore hereditary cancer syndromes and genetic therapies. Students will build on the foundational knowledge they learn in this course throughout the second year organ systems blocks, and as they advance into their clinical clerkships.