The Center of Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics, led by researchers at the Salk Institute and Stanford University, was created through a $40 million award by California’s stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Salk Professor Joseph Ecker, holder of the Salk International Council Chair in Genetics, is co-director of the new center along with Michael Snyder, a professor and chair of genetics at Stanford. These two leaders in the field of genomics have extensive experience working on large-scale projects and have been working in national and international consortia for generating and distributing genomics data. This Center of Excellence also includes the experience of Josh Stuart and David Haussler, leaders in data coordination and management, from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), extending collaborative relationships that have been developed over the past decade.
For more information on the organization, tools and datasets, please visit the CIRM Genomics Hub.