The Center for Applied and Experimental Genomics is the first SDSU University Multidisciplinary Research Center. The goal of the Center is to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary research focused on the use of genomic, bioinformatic, and proteomic approaches to solve biological problems. Participants include faculty and students from several Colleges, including the College of Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Engineering, and PSFA. The experimental approaches combine comparative genomics, bioinfomatic analyses, and computational biology with traditional genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and structural biology to address problems in systems that include bacteria, viruses, animal and human physiology, epidemiology and public health, chemistry, and engineering. Research interests of Center parrticipants include:

The Center will facilitate the acquisition of new equipment and technologies required for genome research. The Center is presently supporting expansion of the SDSU Mouse Genetics Facility, the acquisition of instrumentation for a Real-Time PCR core facility, upgrading bioinformatics support, and the development of a state-of-the-art Proteomics Core at SDSU. The Center will also support research seminars, workshops, and courses in the field of genome science.