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Molecular Labs


Director: Cheryl Hayashi
Assistant Director: Anthony Caragiulo
Lab Manager: Lauren Audi
Lab Manager: Jeffrey Groth
Research Assistant: Tommaso Chiodo


The Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics (SICG) at the American Museum of Natural History is a core research facility housing three modern molecular laboratories. Research in the SICG uses genetic and genomic techniques to study a wide variety of taxa and systems, while addressing questions of evolution, taxonomy, conservation, and ecology. Types of projects done in the SICG have included nucleic acid isolation, Sanger sequencing, next-gen applications, whole-genome sequencing, de novo transcriptomes, population genetics/genomics, environmental DNA, ancient DNA, and differential gene expression studies.