Faculty & Research
The Center for Genetic Medicine's membership includes more than 140 faculty researchers and clinicians from Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Research interests range from fundamental genetic mechanisms to the genetic components of complex human disease.
CGM Research Initiatives:
The NUgene Project- One of the first large-scale genetic banking projects in the country, NUgene seeks to increase the understanding of genetic mechanisms underlying common diseases, assist in the development of DNA-based technology for diagnosis and treatment of disease, and aid physicians and other health-care providers in the application of genetics to the practice of medicine.
dictyBase- Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, dictyBase is an annotated genetic database for the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum.
Disease Ontology- Designed to facilitate the mapping of diseases and associated conditions to particular medical codes, Disease Ontology is a controlled medical vocabulary developed at the Bioinformatics Core Facility in collaboration with the NUgene Project.
Gene Ontology- The Gene Ontology (GO) project is a collaborative effort to address the need for consistent descriptions of gene products in different databases.