The Center for Genes, Environment and Health (CGEH) has several domains of focus employed to uncover the complex interactions between genes, environment and disease.
Integrated Genomic Technology
We develop and apply novel approaches for genetic and genomic analyses, including genome sequencing, genotyping (focused and genome wide), expression microarrays and epigenetic analyses.
We provide support and advance the science of bioinformatics and computational analyses of complex genomic data from microorganisms to humans.
Comparative Genomics and Innate Immunity
We use complementary biological systems (such as yeast, worms, flys, zebrafish, and rodents) to discover genes that cause complex human diseases.
We investigate the importance of epigenetic mechanisms (DNA methylation, histone modification, and non-coding RNA effects on gene silencing) on the development and progression of immune mediated conditions, infectious diseases and lung diseases.