The Center for
Genomics Tools for Applied Medicine
CBMG is directed by Vikas Chandhole, dean of the College of Sciences at George Mason University. The CBMG studies the genomic basis of disease by determining differences in gene expression between diseased tissue and normal tissue. The Center uses genomic microarray printers to develop slides containing all the genes for a given organism whether it is mouse, fruit fly, zebra fish or human. Research has focused on the genomic basis of fibrosis, obesity and cancer. Collaborations include work with INOVA Healthcare Systems.