Center for Integrated Animal Genomics

The Center for Integrated Animal Genomics (CIAG) at Iowa State University (ISU) comprises an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students using integrated systems-wide genomics approaches to address current and future challenges and opportunities in animal agriculture and human health. Scientists at the Center work to identify, map and understand the function and control of genes to improve animal and human health. CIAG embraces basic research areas of animal biology and veterinary medicine that build on current strengths at ISU and are predicted to be of particular importance in agricultural research in the next five to ten years. These areas include functional genomics, comparative genomics and animal-microbe interactions and bioinformatics.