Areas of Research

The Integrated Center for Genes, Environment & 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.



Lung Genomics Research Consortium

This multi-center Consortium uses advanced genetic and molecular tools to characterize and better understand COPD and pulmonary fibrosis.
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Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Research

National Jewish Health has teamed with Duke University and Vanderbilt University to investigate inherited genetic factors that play a role in the development of familial pulmonary fibrosis.
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NTM Center for Excellence

The Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Center of Excellence is comprised of National Jewish Health physicians and researchers dedicated to enhancing the clinical care for all patients with NTM infections, and expanding the body of knowledge on NTM through translational research.

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