Associate Professor Charles Farber

Dr. Charles R. Farber received his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of California, Davis. He then performed postdoctoral research in systems genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, Dr. Farber is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia (UVa).  He is also the Associate Director of the UVa Center for Public Health Genomics.

Dr. Farber’s research is focused on the systems genetic analysis of bone strength and other complex skeletal traits. His work includes the application of systems genetics in genetically diverse mouse populations to identify genes and gene networks impacting bone. Dr. Farber’s lab is also combining systems genetics and genome-wide association studies in humans to improve our understanding of bone biology and identify novel therapeutic targets for osteoporosis.


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