Center for Human Genetics Research

Bingshan Li
Bingshan Li

 

 

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan L. Haines, the Vanderbilt Program in Human Genetics (VPHG) was initiated in July, 1997 to bring a focus to human genetic research at Vanderbilt, to foster expansion of this research, and to help develop new initiatives that incorporate the latest in genetic information.  The central theme of the VPHG was the understanding of how genes influenced complex traits, specifically by the intricate interplay of multiple genes and environmental factors.Today as the Center for Human Genetics Research, the CHGR consists of 17 investigators, 28 members, and more than 100 staff and students. Collaborations within the different departments and universities have resulted in the CHGR becoming a valued part of the Vanderbilt University medical community. The CHGR encompasses research at the molecular, clinical, and population levels performed by faculty in multiple departments, schools, and universities.The CHGR is also home to three core services that are essential in aiding researchers with the genetics of human disease.  The expertise of the Genetic Study Ascertainment Core, the DNA Resources Core, and the Computational Genomics Core provide the individual researcher the ability to achieve a successful outcome for his or her studies.  A number of investigators in the CHGR also use the ACCRE facility in their research projects. 
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