Bioengineering, Biosciences, Genetics

NAU has received national and world-wide recognition for outstanding research and breakthroughs in genetics, bioengineering, and bioscience.   

Opened in the beginning of 2008, the Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics (MGGen) has quickly become one of the most notable scientific facilities in the country for its study of anthrax, plague, and bacteria. MGGen partners with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) North, established in Flagstaff in 2007. Together, they are pioneering genetic analysis of disease vectors and helping to improve public health, biodefense, and disease outbreak investigations.

Centers and facilities for research in bioengineering, biosciences, and genetics include:

Biology Department Research

Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics (MGGen)

Environmental Genetics and Genomics Laboratory (EnGGen)