Welcome to the Genome Center

Established in 2003, the UC Davis Genome Center uses state-of-art-technologies to understand how the heritable genetic information of diverse organisms function in health and disease. The combination of cutting-edge research facilities, diverse service cores, and talented staff make the Genome Center a world class facility for genomics research and training.

Research that makes a difference

A sample of questions being addressed by the UC Davis Genome Center faculty and their collaborators:

  • How do variations in the human genome affect the risks of diseases such as cancer, coronary artery disease, and autism?
  • Do infection, diet, or stress serve as environmental triggers of Type 1 diabetes?
  • What novel, useful organisms will be discovered by sequencing microbes from extreme environments?
  • Can characterization of the small molecules in algae lead to new biofuels?
  • How can we control diseases of important food crops?
  • How can plants be modified to increase their productivity and quality?
  • What changes can we make to proteins to enhance their performance?
  • Can we model and predict life’s basic processes?
  • How can we glean useful information from vast datasets?

News highlights

Here are just some of the recent highlights involving people and projects at the Genome Center Please see the news page for a full list of all news items.

GC professor recognized for Latino-focused cancer research

February 7, 2018

Luis Carvajal-Carmona, a UC Davis professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and the Genome Center, was the subject of a recent Grantee Spotlight for his work with the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), an initiative of the National Cancer Institute designed to reduce the unequal burden ... Read more...

CASP: Opportunity to obtain the structure of a protein of interest in your research

February 5, 2018

Interested in obtaining the NMR structure of a protein/domain relevant to your research and help advancing the methods of structural prediction from sequence?   You may send the protein sequence and a brief justification of your selection to casp@predictioncenter.org with subject: “CASP NMR structure determination” or contact Krzysztof Fidelis (Read more...

Earth BioGenome Project to Sequence All Known Species

January 25, 2018

It has been a generation since the first reference genomes were made available: the bacteria Haemophilus influenza in 1995, brewer’s yeast in 1996, the model plant Arabidopsis in 2000, and human in 2001.  In recent years the cost of sequencing has dropped dramatically, enabling large-scale projects such as the ... Read more...

Comai Lab seeks Junior Specialist

December 15, 2017

The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Junior Specialist position.

Working for Professor Luca Comai, this position will be a part of a multi-national team aimed at developing novel and effective genetic approaches for tomorrow agriculture in developing Africa. Work at UC Davis uses the model ... Read more...

Siobhan Brady and Pablo Ross named UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows

December 8, 2017

Genome Center Faculty Siobhan Brady and Pablo Ross have both been named UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellows for 2017-18. The ‘Chancellor’s Fellow’ designation is one of the highest and most prestigious faculty honors at UC Davis, recognizing rising stars who excel as researchers, teachers, and campus citizens, whose scholarly work already places them at the top ... Read more...

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