Division Highlights - Genetics & Metabolism

The Division of Genetics and Metabolism provides comprehensive services to help patients and families cope medically and emotionally with a wide range of genetic disorders.

We have maintained a commitment to making these services available statewide through over 30 years of partnership with the Waisman Center on the UW campus and the State Division of Public Health, and through leadership of the Wisconsin State Genetics System.

Research interests include the genetic bases of inherited disorders and congenital anomalies, molecular techniques for newborn screening, diagnosis of nonsyndromic intellectual disability, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and the genetic causes of vertebral anomalies and bone dysplasias.

2015 Highlights

  • Thanks to a generous gift from Josh and Caiti Mateffy and the Morgridge match, Mei Baker, MD, became the inaugural Wynne Mateffy professor in 2015. The Wynne Mateffy endowed professorship supports Department of Pediatrics faculty who conduct research on peroxisome biogenesis-related metabolic disorders. Dr. Baker is working with a PhD student to assess the carrier rate of Zellweger syndrome using publicly available whole exome sequencing data.
  • Gregory Rice, MD, has served an as integrated block (course/clerkship) leader for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s medical student curriculum transformation.
  • St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin recognized David Wargowski, MD, with its “Living Our Mission” award. This award is given to colleagues who demonstrate the core values of respect, care, competence and joy.



Recent Publications

Grant Support