The Children's Center for Immunity and Applied Genomics (CIAG) is a multi-faceted center that works closely with physicians and researchers from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. With the advances in genomics that have begun to drive personalized and precision medicine, CIAG has made the strategic decision to maintain its focus on immunology while serving as a primary driver of precision molecular medicine for children in Atlanta. CIAG is co-directed by Dr. Subra Kugathasan and Dr. Greg Gibson. The main goals of the CIAG include the following:

  • Conduct precision diagnostics through applied genomics
  • Create personalized management plans to prevent complications, improve outcomes, and enhance the quality of life
  • Develop precision therapeutics through pharmacogenomics, tailoring drug therapies to each patient's genetic makeup
  • Prevent disease progression through detection of at-risk siblings and unborn children
  • Foster inter-institutional and cross-departmental collaborations to combine expertise across Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Coordinate regulatory and fiscal affairs required to gain approval for genomic profiling and on-and off-label interventions in keeping with initiatives at children's hospitals all over the country
  • Sharpen our focus on genomics-enabled precision medicine
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