The Genomic Medicine Institute is committed to performing translational and clinical human genetics and genomics investigation and fostering innovation toward realizing the benefits of personalized genomic-based healthcare.

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Investigating Age Differences in COVID-19 Immune Response
01/13/2022

Dr. Cheng’s team identified several differences in immune and inflammatory responses that may help explain the elevated risk for severe illness and death observed in older COVID-19 patients.

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Advancing Breast Cancer Prevention Strategies
12/22/2021

With a grant from the American Cancer Society, Dr. Karaayvaz’s team will investigate the molecular connections linking BRCA2 to breast cancer development with the goal of developing innovative strategies for breast cancer risk assessment and prevention.

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Harnessing Endophenotypes for Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Repurposing
12/06/2021

Dr. Cheng’s team developed an endophenotype-based drug repurposing methodology that identified the FDA-approved drug sildenafil as a candidate for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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