About Us

Our MissionGCB Lab and Researchers

The mission of the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) is to catalyze innovative, interdisciplinary research in genomic and computational biology across Duke’s campus. Our research faculty come from diverse backgrounds and work collaboratively to solve problems not easily tackled within traditional departments. GCB enables research across campus through its data-generating, analysis and computational shared resources.

What We Do

To achieve our mission, we are dedicated to training the current and next generation of researchers. Our educational programs support undergraduates, graduate students and senior researchers with a variety of classes, hands-on workshops and research opportunities. We collaborate with many other units on campus and support research collaborations with five core shared resource facilities that provide expertise and services in genomic and computational technologies, data analysis, and funding for bold, innovative interdisciplinary research. We leverage these educational and service components to support the broader campus community by developing and disseminating next-generation technologies and best practices for research in genomic and computational biology.

Who We Are

GCB is an interdisciplinary center where faculty across Duke’s campus collaborate to study complex problems in genomic and computational biology, train researchers and develop genomic technologies. GCB brings together scientists, engineers, physicians and sociologists passionate about interdisciplinary research to explore big questions in genomics and computational biology.


  • are a group of researchers who thrive in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.
  • are passionate about interdisciplinary research that dissolves the distinction between quantitative analysis and wet lab research.
  • come from the schools of medicine, engineering, environment, and arts and science.
  • apply modeling and experimentation to understand and design complex biological systems using a wide range of approaches and model systems.
  • develop innovative methods to generate unique data sets and formulate novel approaches to analyze them.
  • design and disseminate next-generation technologies and best practices for research.
  • make significant contributions to basic and applied science.


GCB was founded in July 2014 in a joint effort between Duke’s School of Medicine and the Office of the Provost. GCB was created as one of three successor units to the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, which operated from 2002-2014.