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Division of Genome Sciences

The Division of Genome Sciences oversees basic genomics research and technology development, as well as major activities such as large-scale genome sequencing.

Overview

The division supports and accelerates foundational resources, technology development, experimental approaches, data science and analytical tools that transform genome science to facilitate research on the function of the genome in human health and disease. In conducting it's mission, 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.
  • Overview

    The division supports and accelerates foundational resources, technology development, experimental approaches, data science and analytical tools that transform genome science to facilitate research on the function of the genome in human health and disease. In conducting it's mission, 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.

Research Programs

Division Staff

Leadership

Carolyn M. Hutter, Ph.D.
Carolyn M. Hutter, Ph.D.
  • Director
  • Division of Genome Sciences

Program Directors

Lisa D. Brooks, Ph.D.
Lisa Brooks, Ph.D.
  • Program Director, Genomic Variation Program
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Lisa Helbling Chadwick, Ph.D.
Lisa H. Chadwick, Ph.D.
  • Program Director Genome Sciences
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Valentina Di Francesco, M.S.
Valentina Di Francesco, M.S.
  • Lead Program Director Computational Genomics and Data Science
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Elise Feingold, Ph.D.
Elise Feingold, Ph.D.
  • Program Director Genome Analysis
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D.
Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Colin Fletcher, Ph.D.
Colin Fletcher, Ph.D.
  • Program Director, The Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP)
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Daniel A. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
Daniel A. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
  • Program Director Computational Genomics and Data Science
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Mike Pazin, Ph.D.
Mike Pazin, Ph.D.
  • Program Director, Functional Genomics
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Ajay Pillai, Ph.D.
Ajay Pillai, Ph.D.
  • Program Director, Molecular Libraries Program
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Shurjo Sen
Shurjo K. Sen, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Michael W. Smith, Ph.D.
Mike Smith, Ph.D.
  • Program Director Genome Technology Program
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Jennifer L. Troyer, Ph.D.
Jennifer L. Troyer, Ph.D.
  • Program Director Human Heredity and Health in Africa
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Chris Wellington, B.S.
Chris Wellington, B.S.
  • Program Director Computational Genomics and Data Science
  • Division of Genome Sciences

Program Staff

Lorjetta E. Schools, B.S.
Lorjetta E. Schools, B.S.
  • Program Specialist
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Eileen W. Cahill
Eileen W. Cahill
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Michael R. Pagan
Michael R. Pagan
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Taylorlyn Stephan
Taylorlyn Stephan
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Harry Wedel
Harry Wedel
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
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Lita M. Proctor, Ph.D.
  • Special Volunteer
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Bao-Hanh T. Ngo
Bao-Hanh T. Ngo
  • Support Staff
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Amalia M. Sobalvarro
Amalia M. Sobalvarro
  • Support Staff
  • Division of Genome Sciences

Last updated: July 2, 2019