Message from the Directors

The BUMC Genome Science Institute (GSI) was established in 2008 with the mission to expand our understanding of the role of genes in human health by fostering collaboration and serving as a resource for Boston University investigators engaged in genetics and genomics research and education. The GSI was formed in recognition that excellent research in genetics and genomics at BU spans many departments and schools, and that an institute connecting these varied investigators would have a synergistic effect. There are currently over 120 GSI faculty members from the schools of Medicine, Public Health and Dental Medicine and we are establishing seminar series, symposia, and other opportunities for formal and informal interaction among faculty and students. We will continue to work closely with faculty to continually expand and strengthen the opportunities for training and research for students at BU interested in genetics and genomics. Please contact us at with questions or with your ideas on how the GSI can better facilitate or develop genetics and genomics research at BU.

Thank you,

Richard H. Myers, Director

Kenneth Albrecht, Associate Director

Anita L. DeStefano, Associate Director