BA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Dr. Skuse teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Bioinformatics and for students in all programs within the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences. He is also the founding member and chair of the RIT Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Dr. Skuse spent more than a decade on the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. While at the University of Rochester Dr. Skuse studied the genetics of a common disease which predisposes affected individuals to tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system. He has co-authored several US and European patents, written and edited professional books, published numerous scientific articles and has served as the Chief Information Officer and founding partner of a scientific information and services provider. He also provides consulting services to a number of local, national and international clients in the areas of human genetics, biotechnology, forensic DNA analysis, information management and communications.
In the News
May 5, 2023
RIT graduates seek careers in growing health care field
Elle Holland discovered her dream job as a genetic counselor while still in high school, and she came to RIT to become a scientist as the first step toward her career goal. She is one of several 2023 graduates finding careers in health care.
March 8, 2023
Human genome editing offers tantalizing possibilities – but without clear guidelines, many ethical questions still remain
Essay by Andre Hudson, professor and interim dean of the College of Science, and Gary Skuse, professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, published by The Conversation.
April 11, 2022
Science and law class culminates in mock trial
The course Honors Science and the Law: Biological, Ethical and Legal Perspectives emphasizes how science permeates the profession of law and concludes with a mock trial, giving students the opportunity to use scientific evidence like cell phone triangulation, medical assessments, and crash reconstruction in the context of a real case.