About Us

The Rat Genome Database (RGD) was established in 1999 and is the premier site for genetic, genomic, phenotype, and disease data generated from rat research. In addition, it provides easy access to corresponding human and mouse data for cross-species comparisons. RGD’s comprehensive data and innovative software tools make it a valuable resource for researchers worldwide.

Rat Genome Database Personnel

Principal Investigator
Mary Shimoyama, PhD

Mindy Dwinell, PhD

Research Scientists and Curators
Liz Bolton, MSc, MB(ASCP)cm
Tom Hayman, PhD
Matt Hoffman, BSc
Stan Laulederkind, PhD
Jennifer Smith, MSc
Monika Tutaj, PhD
Shur-Jen Wang, PhD

Bioinformatics Manager
Jeff De Pons, BSc

Jyothi Thota, MSc
Marek Tutaj, MSc

PhD Candidate
Cagatay Dursun, MSc

Database Administrator
Stacy Zacher, MSc


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.