Skip to main content
Sign In
 

Genomics


Genomics is a discipline in genetics that applies recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes (the complete set of DNA within a single cell of an organism). Advances in genomics have triggered a revolution in discovery-based research to understand even the most complex biological systems, such as the brain. 

The field includes efforts to determine the entire DNA sequence of organisms and fine-scale genetic mapping. The field also includes studies of intragenomic phenomena such as heterosis, epistasis, pleiotropy and other interactions between loci and alleles within the genome. 

In contrast, the investigation of the roles and functions of single genes is a primary focus of molecular biology or genetics and is a common topic of modern medical and biological research. Research of single genes does not fall into the definition of genomics unless the aim of this genetic, pathway, and functional information analysis is to elucidate its effect on, place in, and response to the entire genomes networks.​

(Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genomics​​)

 

Faculty


​​
Richard Davis, PhD
Programmed DNA elimination, novel RNAs, ​and RNA metabolism


Genomics of gene regulation

Aaron Johnson, PhD
Mechanisms of chromatin-mediated gene silencing

Mark Johnston, PhD
Functional genomics, glucose sensing and signaling

Neelanjan Mukherjee, PhD
Systems Biology of Human RNA Regulatory Networks

David Pollock, PhD
Protein structure, function and sequence evolution

James Sikela, PhD
Genome variation in human evolution and disease