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Division of Genome Sciences

Illumina cluster generation machine which prepares flow cell The Division of Genome Sciences plans, directs and facilitates multi-disciplinary research to understand the structure and function of genomes in health and disease. The division develops and funds research projects. It also supports research training grants, research center grants and contracts. 

The division also:
  • Assesses the need for research and research training in genome sciences and related areas.
  • Determines program priorities in genome sciences and related areas and recommends funding levels.
  • Prepares reports and analyses to assist institute staff and advisory groups in carrying out their responsibilities.
  • Collaborates with the other NHGRI extramural research divisions to establish a balance of resources, personnel, and research and training budgets to achieve NHGRI goals.
  • Provides expert advice to the director of NHGRI on various aspects of genome sciences.
  • Collaborates with the other NHGRI divisions, other National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers, and other agencies and entities, nationally and internationally.
  • Maintains an awareness of research efforts in relevant program areas.


Division Director

Carolyn Hutter, M.S., Ph.D.

Division of Genome Sciences Staff


Division of Genome Sciences
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane
Suite 4076, MSC 9305
Bethesda, MD 20892-9305
Phone: (301) 496-7531
Fax: (301) 480-2770

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Last Updated: February 20, 2018