About GCB


To catalyze innovative, interdisciplinary research in genomic and computational biology across Duke’s campus.


Professor of Biology
Professor in Pediatrics


We are dedicated to training the current and next generation of researchers. Our educational programs support undergraduates, graduate students and senior researchers with a variety of classes, hands-on workshops and research opportunities. We collaborate with several units on campus and provide support with state-of-the-art core facilities that provide expertise and services in genomic and computational technologies and data analysis. We leverage these educational and service components to support the broader campus community by developing and disseminating next-generation technologies and best practices for research in genomic and computational biology.


GCB was founded in July 2014 in a joint effort between Duke’s School of Medicine and the Office of the Provost. GCB was created as one of three successor units to the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, which operated from 2002-2014. In 2020, the Center became part of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics