Institute for Genetic Medicine
About the Institute
The USC Institute for Genetic Medicine (IGM) is a place where researchers work closely together in a shared space to approach problems of the highest impact to human health. The IGM houses the offices and laboratories of a group of leading faculty members from the University of Southern California (USC). IGM scientists, engineers and clinicians take a multidisciplinary approach using molecular, genetic, ‘omics, and computational technologies in human and genetic models.
The IGM is administered as a department reporting to the Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. It is part of the USC Health Sciences Campus, located on the east side of Los Angeles.
USC researchers to study environment’s influence on healthKeck School of Medicine of USC researchers have received a two-year, $6 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine health issues related to asthma and obesity. Part of the funding will go toward the USC Children’s Health Study, the nation’s longest study on air pollution and kids’ health. The new research program, “Life Course
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