Areas of Research

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 TechnologyCenter for Genes, Environment, & Health: Researcher
    We develop and apply novel approaches for genetic and genomic analyses, including genome sequencing, genotyping (focused and genome wide), expression microarrays and epigenetic analyses.

  • Bioinformatics
    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.

  • Epigenetics
    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.

  • Infectious Disease Genomics
    We utilize a combination of genomics, transcriptomics, protein modeling, and bioinformatics to investigate disease-causing pathogens and the human response to disease.