Genetics and genomics

  • Dean, Medical School
  • Vice President for Academic Clinical Affairs, Academic Health Center
  • McKnight University Distinguished Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Edmund Wallace Tulloch and Anna Marie Tulloch Chair, Stem Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Director, University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, dean of the Medical School and vice president for Academic Clinical Affairs at the Academic Health Center, is at the forefront of blood and marrow transplantation for bone marrow failure and metabolic disorders. His research focuses on the use of bone marrow derived stem cells for correcting genetic diseases and improving the outcomes for blood and marrow transplant patients. Tolar’s research is also investigating novel gene and cellular therapy for organs, such as heart, brain and bone, that are resistant to correction with bone marrow transplantation. Most recently, he was recognized for his work in using a blood and marrow transplant of stem cells to treat severe forms of a rare skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa, or EB. Tolar is a member of the Masonic Cancer Center’s Transplant Biology and Therapy Research Program.  

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical School
  • McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law
  • Founding Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences

Susan Wolf, JD, is a professor of law, and medicine & public policy. Wolf is also the Founding Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and the Founding Director of the Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology.  Professor Wolf is available to discuss topics in health law, law and science, and bioethics, including genetics and genomics; death and dying; assisted suicide and euthanasia; assisted reproduction and women's health care; and managed care.