The Genome Institute employs over 200 faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines.
Richard K. Wilson, Ph.D.
Director, Professor of Genetics
Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Professor of Genetics
George Weinstock, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Professor of Genetics
Timothy Ley, M.D.
Associate Director, Professor of Medicine
The Genome Institute is involved in a number of highly collaborative large-scale projects.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Genomics
First whole cancer genome sequenced
1,000 Genomes Project
Mapping human genetic variation.
Human Microbiome Project
Characterizing the body's microbial communities
Vervet Colony Genome Project
Sequencing a colony of vervet monkeys to help inform treatment of disease.
Research involving the Genome Institute is published in some of the world's top journals.
The Genome Modeling Tools site provides reliable software for high-throughput genomic analysis that is easy to install and well documented. The software on the site is developed and maintained by the Informatics group at The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine.
The Outreach Department reaches out to the St. Louis community by visiting local schools, giving talks and doing hands-on science with K-12 students. The department also conducts tours of the institute, invites groups to perform experiments in the facility's labs and provides internships for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.