The Elizabeth H. and James S. McDonnell III Genome Institute provides comprehensive genomic services to Washington University and the scientific community.

Leading the way in high-speed, comprehensive genomics.

We aim to improve the human condition by producing, studying and interpreting high-quality genome-based data that drives biological discoveries.

A Team of Experts


The McDonnell Genome Institute team makes use of genetics, genomics and bioinformatics approaches to achieve the following: 

  • Develop personalized medicine tools and strategies
  • Better understand cancer, infectious and other diseases 
  • Enhance knowledge of biodiversity among all living organisms
  • Promote diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) research

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Over $1.3B in Research Funding


The McDonnell Genome Institute has received over $1.3 billion in research funding to inform future clinical work and help in the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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