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The work of our researchers is helping us imagine a world where medicine is as personalized as the patient — where diseases including cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s are treated with targeted drugs customized according to a person’s individual genetic blueprint. Although much is left to do, the institute is offering hope to many who have long believed cures were out of reach.

Research Clusters

  • Oxidative Stress

    Metabolic stress, DNA damage/repair, biomarkers and biosensors for aging, cancer and other Diseases

  • Genes and Disease

    Pathogen adaptations, gene function, chromosome structure (anti-infective and anti-cancer agents)

  • Mosquito-Borne Diseases

    Novel methods of control of mosquito-borne diseases including Malaria and Zika Virus

COVID-19 Research

We are collaborating with scientists across the country to search for potential treatments for the novel coronavirus.