For Teachers and Students

The students of today are the innovators of tomorrow in the field of genetic medicine. The Greenwood Genetic Center considers it an honor and a responsibility to help educate students, their teachers, health care providers and the general public about the work being done at GGC and in the larger field of genetic and genomic medicine. Located in Greenwood, South Carolina, GGC provides clinical services, laboratory services and research. In addition to maintaining the highest level of patient care across several clinics, our education division provides opportunities and resources for individuals and groups at all stages of their formal education and beyond.

The education mission at the Greenwood Genetic Center is broad - to enhance genetic literacy and encourage career exploration in the life sciences, particularly in the fields of genetics and genomics. Our Genetic Education Center is available for teachers and students from middle school through high school for field trips to the Greenwood campus.

For those unable to make the trip to us, we come to you. GGC’s mobile science lab travels throughout the state of South Carolina, providing educational outreach for students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about current technology, use state-of-the-art equipment, or explore the many careers available in the life sciences. The mobile lab, or “Gene Machine,” is available to visit South Carolina high schools and middle schools at no charge to the school.

Whether on our campus or in the mobile lab, GGC’s goal is to acquaint students with the exciting, cutting-edge work they can contribute to by pursuing a career in science. Learn more about our programs and how to schedule a visit to GGC or from the mobile science lab for your high school or middle school.

Part of the vision of the Greenwood Genetic Center is to serve as a resource for everyone who needs genetic services or information. In addition to providing genetic counseling, genetic testing, resources and support for patients, building relationships with local students and educators is an integral part of achieving this vision.

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Meet Makayla Gunn

Meet Makayla Gunn

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