Neurogenomics Project

Phenome Project

Conte Center

CFG Members


Northwestern University Research Centers


The Center for Functional Genomics has as its mission to unify basic research efforts at Northwestern University focused on understanding gene function. Research within the Center has the following goals:

  • To use phenotype-driven, forward genetic approaches to identify genetic pathways to understand gene function
  • To use functional, expression-driven approaches to elucidate gene function
  • To use and develop informatics tools for analysis of complex phenotypic data as well as gene expression and sequence information
  • To develop and implement new approaches to study gene functions on a genome-wide scale

The CFG is the home to two major initiatives to develop and share mouse genetic resources for the study of nervous system function and behavior:

Developing and Distributing New Mouse Models for Neuroscience Research
A Trans-NIH Initiative

NIH Neurogenomics Project
Genetic Strategies to Identify Genes Involved in Nervous System Function and Behavior
Funded by NIH

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