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Nathan Bivens, director of the Genomics Technology Core at Bond Life Sciences Center, holds a special slide that assigns barcodes to expressed genes on different places on the tissue. This helps Bivens know where certain gene expressions came from on the tissue.



t Bond Life Sciences Center, the best answers come from working together. Our building and culture enables faculty investigators to leverage the expertise of their colleagues to develop discoveries that matter.

Our 31 researchers hail from diverse academic backgrounds with projects focused on human and animal health, the environment and agriculture.

Housed in Bond LSC are researchers from ten departments and divisions in five schools and colleges:

We pride ourselves on moving beyond boundaries frequently experienced in siloed departments. Animal scientists often work together with plant experts to better understand the cellular underpinnings to both of their work.

Informatics experts also push this research forward by partnering to find patterns among data. Their experience means researchers get insight into experimental design and where their experiments should focus. Their interests include bioinformatics and biostatistics, pattern recognition, predictive modeling of protein structure and protein-protein interactions, and bioinformatics algorithms for systems biology. These informatics specialists partner with researchers across the life sciences spectrum to provide a critical area of expertise necessary in modern scientific research.