The Genomic Medicine Program is for students wanting to learn how to develop and apply advanced technologies and big data analytics to understand complex biological systems and their relationship to humans and model organisms. Students will gain a strong foundation in genetics, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, and the practical application of these skills to comprehend disease mechanisms. This curriculum, coupled with extensive interdisciplinary research, trains students to approach complex biomedical and clinical problems using integrated methodologies and critical thinking skills.

Students work with nationally recognized faculty in highly productive research laboratories at the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CBGM). The center integrates technological and biological disciplines that provide an ideal atmosphere for scientific exploration. The research interests of the faculty at CBGM include biomarker discovery and validation, bioinformatics, proteomics, cardiogenesis, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, dry eye disease, inflammation, longevity, and type-1 diabetes.

A PhD in genomic medicine from the Medical College of Georgia and The Graduate School at Augusta University demonstrates the rigorous, high-quality training these students have received. Graduates are competitive for positions in biomedical research at universities, medical schools, government agencies, and biotech companies.

Application & Admission Contacts

Patricia L. Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean, The Graduate School

Julie Cook
Assistant Director for Graduate School Admissions

(706) 721-9516

Program Director

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Ashok Sharma

"I invite you to join our community of genomic and proteomic scientists seeking to find solutions to disease prediction, prevention and the delivery of personalized medicine."

Program Contacts

Ashok Sharma, PhD 
Program Director

Debbie Ellison
Program Administrator 
(706) 721-3433

Student Ambassadors

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Stepan Budkin

"I enjoy my Functional Genomics and Proteomics, as well as Computational Methods courses. The former teaches me about techniques that are used in the field of Genomic Medicine and their application. Whereas the second introduces me to the field of Bioinformatics that is used to decode the massive data that the newly advanced machinery generates."

- Stepan Budkin

Sai Karthik Kodeboyina

"I chose Genomic Medicine at AU because I was always interested in big data analysis and the translational aspect of biomedical research. Our Genomic Medicine program is very translational in nature and graduates have moved on to assume academic and industry careers."

- Sai Karthik Kodeboyina

The Graduate School

The Graduate School at Augusta University facilitates ground-breaking research and ensures outstanding education. We create an environment that embraces and empowers the next generation of scholars and investigators, supports faculty and staff, and fosters meaningful relationships and collaborations among students across our programs and colleges.

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