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.
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.
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.
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.
What we do
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
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.