UW Research

Interdisciplinary Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics and Environment (EDGE)



Founded in 1995, the Interdisciplinary Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics and Environment strives to understand and communicate how genetic factors influence human susceptibility to environmental health risks. Researchers affiliated with the Center focus on the biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying human variability in response to environmental exposures. The Center fosters collaborations between a large network of investigators working in toxicology, molecular biology, genetics, and environmental epidemiology, and includes a well-established Community Engagement Core (CEC) that has been serving K-12 educators, community groups, and the general public for over seventeen years. Dr. Joel Kaufman serves as the Principal Investigator and Director of the Center. For more information please see https://deohs.washington.edu/edge/about.

Core Services Offered

  • Functional Genomics & Proteomics Facility Core is now Genomics, Bioinformatics & Biostatistics, & Microphysiological Systems Facility Core
  • Exposure Assessment, Biomarkers & Metabolomics Facility Core is now Exposure Assessment, Biomarkers Environmental Sensing Facility Core
  • Community Outreach & Ethics Core is now Community Engagement Core

For more information about these services, visit our core services webpage.

Funding Information

The center is funded 2005-2026

Reporting Structure

Michael Yost, Chair, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

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