Center for Cell and Genome Science

The Center for Cell and Genome Science fosters collaboration amongst scientists in different disciplines in order to promote the understanding of genetic regulation of cell differentiation and function. New techniques in ultra-high resolution imaging and labeling molecules are now permitting scientists to see and manipulate the molecular machinery of the cell like never before. The Center for Cell and Genome Science is at the forefront of this revolution.

Contact: Markus Babst, Director

Center for Quantitative Biology

The explosion of the biological sciences has resulted in its fragmentation into numerous narrow specialties. Yet the field remains unified by a common set of integrative questions about how complex biological systems function and evolve in the face of uncertainty and noise. While many have correctly emphasized the unifying role of genomics in addressing these questions at all biological scales, the Center for Quantitative Biology focuses instead on the unifying role of mathematical and computational approaches in connecting these questions.

This Center facilitates collaborative research projects between quantitative and experimental life scientists, creates an environment for transformative research through visitor programs, workshops, and graduate student support, and gives the University of Utah well-deserved visibility in this area. The CQB currently hosts the following programs:

  • An annual workshop around a specific life science theme, attracting basic and quantitative biologists from the campus,
  • A visitor program, hosting senior visitors from throughout the range of the life sciences for long-term visits,
  • A Mathematical Modeling Consulting Center, where students in Mathematical Biology will work with graduate students from around campus to address scientific problems.

Contact: Professor Fred Adler, Director

Global Change and Sustainability Center

The Global Change and Sustainability Center is a multi-college center that coordinates, promotes, and accelerates interdisciplinary research and training on natural and human-built systems, the dynamic interactions and interconnections that exist in those systems, and the role of humans in the environment.

Contact: Brenda Bowen, Director.