Jef Boeke is an accomplished molecular and genomic biologist, geneticist, and university professor, who founded the Institute for Systems Genetics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center in 2014. Jef Boeke’s goal as the director is to make the Institute one of the world’s leading centers of modern genetic research.
The Institute for Systems Genetics (ISG) takes an integrated approach to bringing diverse research talents, ranging from computational biologists to human organism geneticists, under one organizational umbrella. The Institute also welcomes technology developers and scientists with an engineering approach to the discipline.
A number of papers have been published about research conducted at the ISG over the past two years, including Dr. Boeke’s “Much Ado about Zero,” which examines a newly revealed open reading frame related to an emerging retrotransposon gene that may be able to be fused to adjacent host sequences, and to adopt various fates.
In addition, the ISG sponsors events on such leading-edge topics as “Genetic Architecture of Human Disease in Light of Evolution and Function.” The Institute for Systems Genetics is currently engaged in a faculty search for assistant professors.