Gary R. Skuse, Ph.D.
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
Professor of Biological Sciences

Office: CBT-3129
Phone: 585.475.6725

Dr. Skuse is a Professor of Biological Sciences in the Thomas H. Gosnell School Life Sciences. The School offers BS degrees in Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology and Environmental Science. In addition we offer BS/MS degrees in Bioinformatics and Environmental Science and MS degrees in Bioinformatics and Environmental Science. To learn more about these programs please follow this link to the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences website.

Education and Professional Development:

Ph.D. in Biology (Developmental Genetics), Syracuse University, 1984
B.A. in Biology, University of Rochester, 1979

  • Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harvard Medical School (1984-1986) Viral Genetics
  • Instructor in Medicine and Genetics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1986-1990)
  • Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (1981) Embryology
  • Dartmouth College (2004) Summer Faculty Institute on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project

Areas of Interest:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Human Cancer Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • RNA Processing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Clinical Data Mining

You can view a complete curriculum vitae here.

Courses Taught at RIT:

  • Advanced Applied Genomics (upper level)
  • AP Scholars (lower level)
  • Bioinformatics Seminar (graduate level)
  • Biology Seminar (upper level)
  • Case Studies in Genomics (graduate level)
  • Cell and Molecular Genetics I and II (graduate level)
  • Cell Biology (lower level)
  • Cell Physiology (with laboratory, upper level)
  • Ethical Foundations of Human Subject Research (graduate level)
  • Ethics in Bioinformatics (graduate level)
  • Freshman Symposium (lower level)
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics (lower level)
  • Introduction to Biology III Laboratory (lower level)
  • Molecular Biology (lower level)
  • Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology (upper level)
  • Physiology and Anatomy I and II (upper level)
  • Science Fiction, Science and Society (upper level)
  • Science of Forensics (honors course)
  • Tissue Culture Laboratory (upper level)               
  • Truth and Consequences (upper level)
  • Unix Under the Hood (lower level)
  • Visionaries in Motion (lower level)

You can visit my personal website here.