Biomedical Genomics & Bioinformatics


Faculty researchers working in the Biomedical Genomics & Bioinformatics (BG&B) emphasis area focus on the basic principles of genetics and genomics with the latest experimental and computational approaches. They are engaged in understanding the structure, function, and regulation of genes and entire genomes, connecting genotypes to phenotypes in a diverse array of companion animals, livestock species, animal models, and humans.

Areas of research include:

  • animal disease models,
  • biomedical genomics,
  • comparative/evolutionary genomics,
  • population genomics,
  • conservation genomics,
  • livestock genomics,
  • wildlife genomics,
  • epigenomics, and
  • immunogenomics.

Emphasis Area Leadership

If you have questions relating to this research emphasis area, please reach out to the tracks’ leadership.
Track Co-Leaders: Dr. James Cai | Dr. Terje Raudsepp

Affiliated Faculty