The Genetics Training Program is situated within the Laboratory of Genetics at UW-Madison, but includes a wide variety of associated faculty whose labs students can join. The training program includes over 80 faculty trainers, whose primary appointments span over 20 departments. A key feature of the trainers is that they conduct genetic research, using any number of tools, and can therefore provide students with a solid foundation of genetic knowledge and experiences. The genetics research pursued on campus provides an exceptional community. An NIH Genetics Training Grant, administered by the Laboratory of Genetics, includes the over 80 genetics trainers, thereby providing to its graduate students the greatest possible diversity and opportunities in modern genetics research. Many trainers in the Genetics program have primary appointments in the Laboratory of Genetics.