About Us

To provide exceptional clinical care and catalyze breakthroughs in science to understand the causes of genetic diseases and develop cures.

The Genetics Division is actively involved in clinical care, research, teaching, and service. The Division sees more than 4,000 patients per year in a variety of clinics, primarily as outpatients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, but also at UCSD Medical Center, throughout Southern California, and in Mexico. 

The Division has an active inpatient consult service and also sees more than 500 inpatients per year. Faculty members in the Division presently hold more than >$6 million in grants and contracts.

Division Chief

Division Coordinator
Kira Chaiboonma
(858) 246-1616


Dr. Marilyn Jones is teaming up with San Diego biotech company Illumina to use whole genome sequencing as a clinical tool for diagnosing rare genetic conditions for families in Tijuana. Read More.

A team of scientists at UCSD led by Stephanie Cherqui has received FDA approval for the first human clinical trial for stem cell and gene therapy treatment for cystinosis. Learn More.

Alysson Muotri recently described his group's work coaxing stem cells to mimic the outer layer of the brain.
Dr. Miguel Del Campo is feauturd in Infection Control Today, to discuss the phenotypic spectrum of observable characteristics of congenital Zika syndrome.