The research group of GME lab is focused on the combination of advances in molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics with the powerful techniques of modern epidemiology and statistics to characterize epigenetic states in human health and diseases.
We study a diverse set of diseases from diabetes mellitus to autism by incorporating both molecular and environmental influences into our studies. Our molecular data spans various omics categories from whole genome genotype and sequence data to transcriptome data to understand the molecular influence and underlying biology of disease.
In addition, our research group also focused on understanding the molecular epidemiology of important multidrug resistant (MDR) food borne pathogens at the pre-harvest and post-harvest food safety levels. Our specific goal is to determine the dynamics of MDR bacteria in poultry, retail meat, humans and the environment. With this information, we plan to achieve our long term goal of reducing the burden of infections caused by bacterial pathogens in food animals and humans.