Living things come in all shapes and sizes, from bacteria to people. But no matter its form, life is written in characters from a single genetic code — a chemical alphabet that animates the simplest to the greatest of works.
Cracking the code is the key to ending human scourges such as cancer and improving the lives of people and animals. The endeavor connects the beginning of life on Earth to the leading edges of biology, biotechnology and ethics.
Genetics Institute scientists on a typical day are likely to be searching for solutions to perplexing human health woes, analyzing ways to increase the yield of important crops or probing the structure of a plant that existed millions of years ago.
Because of this vast research landscape, the UF Genetics Institute must transcend traditional academic boundaries. Researchers are based in the College of Medicine and throughout the Health Science Center, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and beyond, ranging even to the College of Law.
We welcome you to join us in the adventure.