Department of Translational Genomics

About the Department

The Department of Translational Genomics and Institute of Translational Genomics at Keck Medicine of USC is focused on translating the molecular study of genes into individual treatment plans.

Under the leadership of John Carpten, PhD, director of the Institute of Translational Genomics and chair of the Department of Translational Genomics, collaborative effort intends to redefine and further precision medicine. Carpten is an award-winning genomic scientist who is renowned for his key discoveries and contributions in the fields of cancer genetics and genomics.

“USC allows future Translational Genomics faculty and me to bring translational components directly into the clinical enterprise,” Carpten says. “Not only is the department situated in a distinguished medical school, but it also physically operates within the confines of a hospital. My department will have access to patients who are coming right through the Keck Medicine of USC clinical system. Our ultimate goal is to bring to bear novel technologies and molecular insights to help improve outcomes for our patients.”

John D. Carpten


John D. Carpten
Chair and Visiting Professor of Translational Genomics
Director, USC Institute For Translational Genomics

Department News

Stephen B. Gruber and John D. Carpten are seen before the USC Norris Ambassadors Friends and Family Luncheon, held Sept. 29 at the Aresty Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus.

USC Norris celebrates Friends and Family

Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and John D. Carpten, PhD, chair and visiting professor of translational genomics and director of the USC Institute for Translational Genomics, addressed guests at the USC Norris Friends and Family Luncheon on Sept. 29. Carpten’s presentation educated the group on the
Read More

View All Department News

Keck School Events

6th Annual USC Hands-On Neuro-Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology Residents

6th Annual USC Hands-On Neuro-Endoscopy Course for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology Residents

01/27/2016 - 01/28/2017
Keck School of Medicine, Surgical Skills Simulation and Education Center, 2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

View All Events