• 7/18/18

    GEM is advancing genome science through cutting-edge pilot research projects. Researchers partner across disciplines to investigate connections between the airway microbiome and cancer, probiotics and obesity treatments, and much more.

  • 7/18/18

    Genomic themes are integrated across the curriculum at UB, offering students the chance to explore the "big" questions that relate to data, genomics and the microbiome. 

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    Engaging next generations

    GEM partners with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the region to embed genomic and microbiomic literacy in the curriciulum through hands-on activities in classrooms, on-campus lab visits, and special events.

  • 7/18/18

    GEM community outreach provides opportunities for the public to engage in genomic and microbiomic exploration, empowering people with tools to better understand personal health issues. Pictured: 'Balancing Act' installation at the Buffalo Museum of Science

  • 7/18/18

    The Coalesce Center for Biological Art provides a dedicated studio laboratory for biological art, graduate positions, interdisciplinary coursework, artist residency opportunities, DIY workshops and exhibitions. Pictured: SOIL, by Nicole Clouston

What we do

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GEM wants you to know more about genomes so you can make better health decisions. This shifting and personalizing of medicine comes through research, education and community outreach.

Our Leadership

Leaders of the GEM team are, from left, Timothy Murphy, Norma Nowak and Jennifer Surtees.

Executive Director Tim Murphy, Co-directors Norma Nowak and Jennifer Surtees, and the GEM Advisory Committee guide the community.

Our Challenge

Working in a science lab

Advancing understanding of the genome, the microbiome and their interaction with the environment, and using this knowledge to benefit humanity in a just, broad-based and responsible manner is a grand challenge of our time.

Genomic Literacy Survey

Take a brief online survey and tell GEM what you know about genetic science.  Click here for more information

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