The Human Genetics Research Centre (HGRC), DST FIST Funded Facility at Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital is a pioneering research centre focusing on basic and medical human genetics. Our mission is to uncover genetic insights in human health and disease. With state-of- the-art facilities and a dedicated team, we are committed to making significant contributions to the field of genetics.
“We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.” Liam Callanan
Human Genetics Research Centre has started functioning in the year 2010 in Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital. Our centre achieves excellence in genomics and molecular biology into the Dental science and clinical medicine. Since its inception, formerly as Human genetics laboratory, Dr. Arvind Ramanathan was the Principal Investigator until 2018. The Human Genetics Research Centre is well equipped with Department of Science and Technology (DST) - FIST Infrastructure for 'College as a whole’, from 2018 onwards. Dr. Usha Subbiah is heading the research centre and Principal Investigator for DST-FIST supported facility to do genomic research in clinical medicine. The focus of our research centre is on the identification and screening of genetic markers, polymorphisms and mutation(s) in oral /dental diseases and disorders. The centre promotes both clinical and basic science research activities which include Microbial Genetics to Human Genetics and genomics as applied to human diseases. The centre provides mentoring for enthusiastic students to work on research projects in specific areas and help them to develop their own approach to problem solving towards translational research.
A broad-based curriculum and research opportunities in basic, applied, or clinical genetics helps the staffs and students to gain knowledge in all aspects of human genetics.
Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital,
Velachery Main Road,
Chennai - 600 100. Tamilnadu, India
Phone: 044-22462179 / 22461883
Mobile: +91 73051 22279