The GeneBio Center consists of four major components:

  1. Translational multi-omics research: Uncovering molecular mechanisms and identify novel biomarkers for human complex diseases and translating such knowledge into usable diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic decisions.
  2. Bioinformatics and omics data science: Developing novel statistical methods and analytical approaches for high-dimensional omics data analysis and integrating genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors with omics measures for both scientific discovery and targeted prevention and interventions.
  3. Education and training: Training and nurturing the next-generation genetic epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, physician scientists, and public health practitioners who are interested in translational epidemiology, population genomics, omics data science and precision health.
  4. Service: Providing service and support for genetic epidemiological study design, genetic and omics data analysis, data management, and assisting with requests for access to genetic/genomic data collected by the Center for use in grant applications, publications and presentations.


To become a nationally recognized, NIH-funded multidisciplinary research and training Center for translational epidemiology, population genomics, omics data science, and precision health. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop, foster, and support innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary research and training in genetic epidemiology, translational population genomics, and bioinformatics, with a goal to uncover and understand disease mechanisms underlying human complex diseases and translate research findings to improve health outcomes and prevent diseases.