Genomics Research Across the Smithsonian

Genomics research is conducted in multiple Smithsonian museums and research centers, which have long led influential biodiversity initiatives:

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

The National Zoological Park (NZP)

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Large-scale biodiversity projects at the Smithsonian and its partners will benefit from the Institute, including:

Global Genome Initiative

Encyclopedia of Life

Consortium for the Barcode of Life

Global Genome Biodiversity Network

Global Earth Observatories:



Technical assets of the Institute include:

Laboratories of Analytical Biology (L.A.B.)

The Pan-Smithsonian Cryo-Initiative and new state-of-the-art biorepositories dispersed throughout the Institution.