The Genetic Medicine Department is dedicated to researching genetic therapies and personalized medicine. Patients are at the forefront of the department’s research, which involves using information from an individual’s genotype to create a medicine or therapy specifically for that patient. Trials include gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, cardiac ischemia and central nervous system disorders. The department’s translational research program involves collaborations with institutions nearby and abroad, including Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Recent projects study gene transfer strategies for cancer patients and the role of cancer stem cells in lung cancer.