About Us


The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution that serves as a multi-institutional hub for collaborative genomic research. Leveraging our strengths in technology development, computational biology, and whole-genome sequencing, our mission is to advance genomic science, and its application to novel biomedical discoveries. NYGC’s areas of focus include the development of computational and experimental genomic methods and disease-focused research to advance the understanding of the genetic basis of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and neuropsychiatric diseases. During the pandemic, the NYGC has worked with its hospital and academic partners to advance COVID-19 research, monitoring viral variants and exploring the genetic basis of severe disease. We are committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is fundamental to promoting greater collaboration, innovation, and discovery.


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 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

Institutional Founding Members

Institutional Associate Members