Our Labs

Clinical Laboratory

The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) Clinical Laboratory at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) provides a variety of cytogenetic and molecular genetic tests for genetic conditions and cancers.

Genomic Services

The Genomics Services Laboratory has extensive expertise in multiple aspects of genomics analysis.

Translational Neuro-Oncology Lab (Rajappa Lab)

Under the direction of Prajwal Rajappa, MD, MS, the Translational Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine focuses on precision medicine and immunotherapy for patients diagnosed with central nervous system (CNS) tumors.

Bedrosian Lab

The Bedrosian Lab is interested in genetic mechanisms that shape the developing brain and contribute to neurodevelopmental disease.

Chaudhari Lab

The Chaudhari Lab is interested in developing, implementing and evaluating strategies to improve the integration of timely genetic diagnosis into clinical care, emphasizing that pediatric genomic medicine is a vital component of a learning health system.

Hester Lab

The Hester Lab utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in our research that encompasses genomic medicine, neuroscience, stem cell biology, biochemistry and molecular genetics to investigate the dynamic nature of the developing brain both in the context of health and neurological disease.

Koboldt Lab

The Koboldt Lab analyzes genomic data from several translational research studies at the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to study the genetic basis of conditions that affect children, particularly rare diseases, epilepsy and pediatric cancers.

Lauber Lab

The Lauber Lab examines how microbes affect health. Maturation of the microbiome in children is important for maintaining healthy host-microbe interactions throughout life.

Wagner Lab

The Wagner Lab works to improve the actionability and throughput of clinical variant interpretation. The team researches and develops methods, tools and standards for the exchange and application of biomedical evidence informing genomic variant interpretation.