About Us



Established in 2003 the UC Davis Genome Center uses state-of-art-technologies to understand how the heritable genetic information of diverse organisms function in health and disease. Genomic studies are revolutionizing biology and the Genome Center is at the forefront of this revolution. We are home to an internationally renowned faculty whose research interests exploit cutting-edge technologies for generating and interpreting vast amounts of data at all levels, from genes to entire organisms and populations. Innovative experimental science interfaces with the latest in computer capabilities to generate advances in basic biology, agriculture, human and veterinary medicine, biomedical engineering, and computer science. The diversity of organisms studied at UC Davis is one of its biggest strengths. The Genome Center bolsters this strength by providing -omics technologies on an at-cost, as-needed basis to all Davis faculty through its service cores that specialize in bioinformatics, DNA and expression analysis, metabolomics, proteomics, TILLING, and yeast one-hybrid services. Through collaborations and access to the enabling technology cores, the Genome Center serves the basic and translational research needs of all UC Davis faculty whose studies encompass human and animal diseases, food and biofuel crops, biodiversity, and environmental health, as well as hitherto little-studied or unknown organisms. These discoveries provide the raw information that is being translated into advances in medicine, agriculture, and the sustainability of our global society.

The UC Davis Genome Center aims to have a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment in which to conduct -omics research. The Genome Center supports the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on the UC Davis campus and is increasing existing efforts in the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students working in -omics from historically under-represented communities.

  • The Genome Center is committed to  fostering a supportive environment to learn, work, and conduct research;
  • creating a diverse community via recruitment efforts as well as social and educational events;
  • encouraging outreach to promote an interest in -omics and science literacy, particularly to communities historically under-represented in STEM fields;
  • conducting inclusive-omics research to improve health and the environment for all communities.

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