The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution focused on furthering genomic research that leads to scientific advances and new insights and therapies for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, neuropsychiatric diseases, and cancer, leveraging our strengths in whole genome sequencing, genomic analysis, and development of genomic tools.

We serve as a nexus for collaboration in genomic research for the New York community and beyond, building on the combined strengths of our faculty, member institutions, scientific working groups, affiliate members, and industry partners.

Central to this commitment is an outstanding faculty who are leading independent research labs based at the NYGC and one of our member institutions. They also support the NYGC scientific mission and engage in research programs that support the NYGC and the wider scientific community.

The NYGC has attracted leading scientists whose wide-ranging expertise — including single cell genomics, genome engineering, population genomics, statistical genetics, computational biology and bioengineering —brings a multidisciplinary and in-depth approach to the field of genomics. NYGC senior and core faculty members, who hold joint appointments at leading New York institutions, include a Nobel Laureate, Lasker award winner and five members of the National Academy of Sciences. Since its inception, NYGC researchers have published more than 200 research studies in leading, high-impact scientific journals.



Supporting Our Science

At the New York Genome Center, the generosity of our donors cultivates a creative culture where scientists can focus their energies and attention on collaborative research, confident in the knowledge that their ideas and projects are being funded and supported by philanthropy. Our donors play a key role in supporting the development of New York City as a world leader in life sciences and biomedical research.

Philanthropic support is an essential tool in enabling the establishment and continued success of the New York Genome Center as a central hub for shared genomic data and scientific discoveries. Now more than ever, the crucial partnership between scientists and donors who fund their research is needed to help support this important work and continue moving genomic science forward.


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A State-of-the-Art Hub

The New York Genome Center’s headquarters is located at 101 Avenue of the Americas just north of Canal Street, where the SoHo, TriBeCa and Hudson Square neighborhoods meet.

  • Over 170,000 square feet, including 30,000-square-feet of sequencing lab space
  • Research labs with space to host a number of principal investigators and their teams from various member institutions
  • A Technology Innovation Lab to develop new genomics tools and technologies
  • A CLIA/CLEP clinical lab that utilizes next-generation sequencing technology to perform cutting-edge tests in the areas of genetics and oncology
  • A dedicated open-plan bioinformatics floor to encourage discussion and collaboration
  • A data storage annex to safely store the immense amounts of data produced