Research Centers

Carolina Center for Genome Sciences (CCGS)

CCGS Logo The full value of genomics will only be realized using a multidisciplinary approach since it requires the integration of a diverse spectrum of fields such as genetics, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, epidemiology, computer science and engineering.  The Carolina Center for Genome Sciences (CCGS) at UNC Chapel Hill encompasses an impressive array of faculty members, facilities, training programs and outreach efforts.  It is dedicated to supporting significant advances in basic genomic research, as well as translating these discoveries to improving healthcare, education, and society.  Click to learn more about CCGS and Genomics at UNC.


Center for Genomics and Society (CGS)

Center for Genomics & Society LogoAn important aspect of Genomics is the examination of Ethical, Legal and Social implications (ELSI). The goals of CGS are to develop an infrastructure that maximizes collaborative research, to create partnerships with relevant constituencies, to identify critical issues and to collect sufficient pilot data to aid the develepment of a well-integrated center in which state-of-the-art ELSI research can be conducted to inform public policy. More information can be found at the Center for Genomics and Society website.


Bryson Program in Human Genetics

Medical Genetics LogoThe Bryson Program in Human Genetics was created to increase the presence of clinical genetics throughout UNC clinics and across disciplines. To learn more, visit the Bryson Program website.



Center for Integrated Systems Genomics (CISGen)

CISGen logoThe  Center for Integrated Systems Genomics (CISGen)  is part of a network of nine NHGRI-funded Centers of Excellence in Genomic  Science, whose mission is to conduct highly innovative research designed to  substantially advance genomic approaches to biological problems.  The  diverse team of inter-disciplinary researchers at UNC are merging mouse  genetics, genomics, computer science and bioinformatics to develop the  Collaborative Cross (CC) mouse resource at UNC as a systems genomics  platform.  The biological problems studied in the center are drawn from  psychiatry and are potentially relevant to autism, major depression, and  antipsychotic treatment of schizophrenia.