Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • Careers in Human Genetics Information Day

    Kevin Knudtson with Students during Career Day

    The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) holds Careers in Human Genetics Information Days to expose students interested in learning more about career opportunities in genetics. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss first hand different careers in genetics and ask questions in a small group setting. During the session, students may meet with a core lab director, bioinformatician, genetic counselor, research scientist, lab manager/lab compliance director, medical geneticist, and molecular geneticists. Discussions will include the education and training required for each position, and descriptions of the daily activities for each position.

    Who should attend?

    High school students, undergraduate students, recent graduates, or teachers wishing to learn more about careers in human genetics. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants per session. If your group is larger than 10 students please contact the

    When are these sessions offered?

    These programs are usually offered four times a year. Please contact for additional details and availability. 2014-2015 Session dates include:

    • July 21, 2014 - Registration is Open. Register online or to be placed on a waiting list.  
    • October 10, 2014
    • April 17, 2014

     2013-2014 Sessions:

    •  April 12, 2013 - Completed
    • July 12, 2013 - Completed.  See photos from this event. 
    • October 11, 2013 - Completed.  See photos from this event.
    • April 11, 2014 - Completed.  See photos from this event. 

    What is the typical schedule?

    Schedules include discussions with discussions with a variety of IIHG staff from different disciplines within the genetics field as well as facility tours.

    Where is the event located?

    The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is located on the campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Students will be provided location details upon registration.

    How do I sign up?

    If you or your students are interested in attending, we encourage you to register online using the link below. Please send any questions you may have to

    Register Online