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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

Alexander Arguello
Alexander Arguello, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Lisa Chadwick
Lisa H. Chadwick, Ph.D.
  • Program Director Genome Sciences
  • Division of Genome Sciences
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Valentina Di Francesco, M.S.
  • Chief Data Science Strategist
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
Elise Feingold
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
Daniel A. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
Daniel A. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
  • Program Director Computational Genomics and Data Science
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Stephanie Morris
Stephanie A. Morris, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • 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
Mike Smith
Mike Smith, Ph.D.
  • Program Director Genome Technology Program
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Jennifer Strasburger
Jennifer Strasburger, M.S.
  • Lead Genomic Program Administrator
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
Jennifer Troyer
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 Specialists

Ismail Safi
Ismail Safi, Pharm. D.
  • Scientific Program Specialist
  • Division of Genome Sciences

Program Analysts

Katie Bardsley
Katie Bardsley, B.S.
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Stephanie Callouri
Stephanie Calluori
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Sean Garin
Sean Garin
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Jenell Glover
Jenell Glover
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Julie Kim
Se Rin "Julie" Kim
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Allie Osgood
Allie Osgood
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Grace Snyder
Grace "Gigi" Snyder
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Ella Samer
Ella Samer
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Helen Thompson
Helen Thompson
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genome Sciences

Special Volunteers

Lita Proctor
Lita M. Proctor, Ph.D.
  • Special Volunteer
  • Division of Genome Sciences

Support Staff

Amalia M. Sobalvarro
Amalia M. Sobalvarro
  • Support Staff
  • Division of Genome Sciences

Last updated: April 19, 2022