Applied Genomics Group

Applied Genomics

The Applied Genomics Group develops innovative bioassays to rapidly detect infectious agents and other pathogens to support public health, food safety, and drug safety. Scientists in this group apply their expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, virology and molecular biology to characterize human and animal pathogens, develop assays to detect microbial agents in the environment, identify novel biomarkers for diagnostics of infectious diseases, characterize unknown and emerging pathogens, and study the evolution and virulence mechanisms of key viral and bacterial threat agents.