Congratulations to Rachel O’Neill, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, on her appointment as Director of the Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG).

The ISG was founded to facilitate and expand genomic research at UConn and has recently celebrated its 5th year at a symposium which featured, among other renown genomicists, Eric Greene, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute as the keynote speaker. Dr. O’Neill is a genomicist studying how genomes of diverse organisms maintain their stability. Her work includes genome assemblies and an interest in genome evolution. Over the next three years as Director, Dr. O’Neill will complete an external review of the ISG, facilitate successful, collaborative research among its members, and support the expanding faculty working in the realm of genomics.