cog and structure

The ability to modify DNA in living cells is revolutionizing the life sciences. 

Contributions have ranged from construction of the first, functional vertebrate transposon (Sleeping Beauty) – which has proven effective for DNA delivery and mutagenesis – to the invention of Transcription Activator-like Effector Nucleases (TALENs). CGE technology advances functional genomics, provides therapeutic strategies to correct mutations underlying genetic disease, and has resulted in new crop varieties that are already in the field.


dna with cog

Cooperative academic institutions developing regenerative therapeutics for mutations in underlying genetic diseases

CGE promotes the shared research and educational objectives of its faculty by:

  • providing administrative support
  • maintaining service contracts for key pieces of equipment
  • bringing in external seminar speakers 
  • providing financial support to students and postdocs