Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
The Cedars-Sinai Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (CBFG) is an integrated, interdisciplinary research group established in 2016, with the common goal of developing end-to-end research workflows for genomic and high-throughput functional analysis of patient samples. Led by director, Simon Gayther, PhD, the primary goals of the CBFG are to establish a research nexus that integrates leading-edge developments in computational sciences, next-generation genomics and epigenomics, and to use functional biology to improve our understanding of disease etiology applied to personalized health.
What genetics is doing is allowing us to imagine a future in which, based on individual screening, we can give a patient actionable advice."
Barth Family Chair in Cancer Genetics in honor of Beth Y. Karlan, MD
Director, Molecular Epidemiology
Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
Our laboratories form an integrated, interdisciplinary research group solving vexing problems and discovering new treatments.
Research in the Berman Laboratory focuses on understanding the basic logic of noncoding regulatory sequences and how the sequences control the local and 3-D structure of chromatin to control transcription.
The Hitchins Laboratory undertakes translational cancer research with a focus on genetic and epigenetic alterations associated with cancer, in particular cancer-specific changes in DNA methylation.
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