UFGI Mission Statement


The philosophy guiding the University of Florida Genetics Institute (UFGI) is that truly innovative ideas and novel insights arise at the interface of scientific disciplines. The Institute’s mission is to apply the tools of genetics in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment to address today’s difficult scientific problems and challenges.

Excellence in genetics and genomics at the University of Florida is accomplished through the contributions of the greater UFGI community, comprised of more than 200 faculty members from eight different colleges. They apply genetic approaches to diverse scientific topics ranging from biofuels development and plant breeding to wound healing and gene therapy.

This mission is also advanced by the efforts of students in UFGI’s Genetics and Genomics Graduate Degree Program, where students train today to be the genetics innovators of tomorrow. The mission is also advanced by the hundreds of dedicated staff and trainees who work in member laboratories and offices, and by the people of the State of Florida, who support the Institute’s mission and inspire the Institute’s efforts.

Genetics can help everyone to understand the amazing diversity of life, improve the quality and availability of foods, and provide novel cures for diseases. The UFGI investigators, students, and staff work every day to make a difference. The promise of genetics has never been brighter!”