USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery was launched in 2014 with a joint investment by USTAR (Utah Science Technology and Research initiative) and the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.  Our research programs receive additional support from federal funding agencies and private foundations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats Tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability for Americans Putting science and advanced technology into action to prevent disease Promoting healthy and safe behaviors, communities and environment Developing leaders and training the public health workforce, including disease detectives Taking the health pulse of our nation

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute supports our Center through the Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research Program.  We develop software tools and methods to track the clonal evolution of tumors over time and in response to treatment regimens.

University of Utah Health Sciences

University of Utah Health Sciences is the largest academic medical center in the Intermountain West, providing patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. It is also Utah's premier research and teaching university, with competitive training programs in biomedical researchers and health care.

Margolis Foundation

The Margolis Foundation generously supports the research mission of University of Utah Health Sciences, including projects in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, brain disorders, inflammatory conditions, and inherited genetic diseases.


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National Institute of Genomic Medical Sciences

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Human Genome Research Institute

The National Human Genome Research Institute began as the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR), which was established in 1989 to carry out the role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the International Human Genome Project (HGP).

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

SFARI's mission is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.