Welcome all!!  This site will highlight research going on in the Rasko lab.  We are part of the collaborative teams at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  We also are part of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.  The Rasko Lab started in July of 2008 and we moved to our current location in BioPark II in December of 2008.  We will be moving again along with other members of IGS to a brand new building (HSF III).   Our focus is on pathogenic bacteria and examining them at the genomic level with an eye that is constantly on the development of therapeutics and diagnostics