Genomics Research Groups & Affiliated Labs

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is comprised of a team of researchers and staff in a network of affiliated labs and genomics research groups across campus. Each is investigating research topics and contributing to projects spanning the breadth of genomics and its related technologies. Below, find links to our affiliated labs and genomics research groups.

Visit our research group websites:


UCSC Genome Browser

This interactive web-based “microscope” allows researchers to view all 23 chromosomes of the human genome at any scale, from a full chromosome down to an individual nucleotide. More than 130,000 biomedical researchers throughout the world use the browser each month.

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is an international effort to promote, foster and standardize secure, ethical, privacy-preserving sharing of genomic information for the betterment of global health outcomes.

Stem Cell Hub

The stem cell hub is a data warehouse for stem cell genomic files. It houses primary data files such as DNA reads in fastq format, as well as many types of files derived from mapping and other analysis of the primary data, and PDF and other document files describing protocols.

Computational Genomics Laboratory (CGL)

Building technology to connect the institutional silos where genome information is now isolated by forging and implementing interoperable standards. We are a proud members of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative was established to analyze genomic data of children with cancer in the context of large datasets of both pediatric and adult cancers.


We are developing the BRCA Exchange, a comprehensive, global data repository to catalogue variation within the BRCA genes and to collect individual-level evidence for their classification. The scientific and medical communities have a tremendous and urgent need for a comprehensive data store of variants.