United by a Singular Vision

Tackling the big genomic questions requires a large and coordinated effort.

Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics unites the Smithsonian’s major biodiversity research entities, which have long pursued groundbreaking work in genome science across a global network of research sites.

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)

Smithsonian's Biodiversity Genomics work strategically addresses key questions in evolutionary biology, phylogeny, ecology, conservation, and the science and management of ecosystems. Our goal is to lead biodiversity and sustainability research on a global scale and to train the next generation of biodiversity scientists.