About Ravel Lab & IGS
The Ravel Lab is part of the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. It was one of several labs that founded IGS in 2007. Prior to that, the laboratory was located in Rockville, MD at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) which later became the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI).
THE INSITUTE FOR GENOME SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Established in May 2007, the Institute for Genome Sciences is part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is housed in the BioPark complex on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus.
Members of the IGS team have helped revolutionize genomic discoveries in medicine, agriculture, environmental science and biodefense.
The Institute is led by Claire M. Fraser Ph.D., Director, Jacques Ravel Ph.D., Associate Director of Genomics, and Owen White Ph.D., Associate Director for Bioinformatics. IGS investigators have been working on the cutting edge of genomic research for the past 15 years. Members of the IGS team have helped revolutionize genomic discoveries in medicine, agriculture, environmental science and biodefense. By applying genomic tools to clinical research, these investigators are creating new dynamics for understanding individual differences in our susceptibility to disease, for understanding the role of our bodies' microorganisms in health and disease, and for exploring new personalized therapeutics. IGS investigators are also leading the development of the new field of microbial forensics.