Participate in our Research

At TGen, we are pioneers in precision medicine and believe that every genome tells a story. Whether eye color, laughter, freckles or smile, our genes shape who we are in so many distinct and different ways. So, too, do they play more than a passing role in how we develop and react to disease, and as important, how we react to treatment. 

To understand complex diseases, we enroll healthy and affected volunteers in TGen's research studies. This may be as simple as donating ten minutes of your time to take a memory quiz or offering a saliva sample from a family pet. In other instances, participation may be restricted to those suffering from a particular genetic condition. We invite you to participate in our current studies and forward them with those who may share your interest. Thank you in advance for helping advance our research.


Participation in our research studies is voluntary. In most instances, we need patients and healthy volunteers. Thank you for being a 'Citizen Scientist' and helping advance our work.

Mindcrowd Memory Test

Join more than 75,000 people worldwide who have taken this free, 10-minute, online memory quiz to help us understand healthy brain function so we can better treat Alzheimer's and other disorders.

Center's Tuberous Sclerosis

Dr. Vinodh Narayanan at TGen's Center for Rare Childhood Disorders is conducting a study on genetic differences in disease severity for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). We are looking for families where the parent has a mild form of the disease and the child has severe neurological disease.

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma

A child diagnosed today with DIPG faces the same prognosis as a child diagnosed 40 years ago. The lack of progress on DIPG is due to a lack of tumor tissue available for study and a lack of research funding. To TGen, this is unacceptable.

Multiple System Atrophy

Please complete the questionnaire below to join the MSA Research Registry, stay informed about MSA research, and learn how you can participate in studies at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

TGen Volunteer Registry

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has created a Volunteer Registry in an effort to provide a platform for people who want to contribute to our science. TGen is frequently in need of study volunteers and participants to provide samples such as blood, saliva, or urine that can be used as comparison samples. These comparison samples are utilized to further our scientific understanding of different diseases.