USF Genomics represents a consortium of active research programs from different colleges and campuses of USF. Our projects integrate modern genomic approaches to understand and help develop solutions for some of the major challenges affecting global health and especially our Florida community. USF Genomics research projects are naturally interdisciplinary with studies that cross many boundaries of traditional scientific fields, integrating bioscience approaches in experimental and environmental research with computation biology. Opportunities exist for new graduate students to join well-funded research programs to study disease causes from underlying drug resistance and virulence genes in pathogenic organisms to changes of microbial communities within our bodies to the marine environment.
The Genomics Program is offering hands-on training in Illumina RNA sequencing in two separate intensive training courses. The first 4-day course consists of hands-on RNA sequencing training in the GHIDR-IDRB labs and will cover the entire process from planning to sample preparation. The second 4-day intensive course, taking place in GHIDR conference room, will cover data acquisition and analysis. See the flyers for training and registration information.
USF Single Cell Omics Initiative
USF Genomics researcher Dr. Rays Jiang, together with 7 Co-Investigators (Drs. John Adams, Michael White, Kami Kim, Gloria Ferreira, Tom McDonald, Xinming Sun and Les Shaw) have obtained funding to acquire 10x Genomics Chromium Controller to establish the USF Single Cell Omics Initiative. The existing USF single cell research capacity will be boosted by this new instrument to study single-cell transcriptomes, genome structure variation, epigenomics and immune profiling. This initiative is aimed at tracking developmental lineages, understanding disease heterogeneity and targeting resistant pathogen clones in the field of developmental biology, human pathology and infectious diseases at USF.