• New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute

    Director: Michail Sitkovsky, Eleanor Black Chair in Immunophysiology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    This institute focuses on the role of tissue inflammation in fighting disease and infection, and the mechanisms that control tissue inflammation in the body. The Institute’s work has immediate implications for anti-cancer strategies and approaches to improved vaccines. Founded in 2003.

  • Marine Science Center (MSC)

    Director: Geoffrey Trussell

    An internationally recognized research institution that focuses on nearshore coastal marine environments. Research at the center focuses on a variety of issues including how environmental change (global warming, invasive species, ocean acidification) impacts and shapes the organization and dynamics of coastal communities, ecological modeling, evolutionary genomics, the causes and consequences of changes in biodiversity, adaptation […]

  • Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine

    Director: Vladmir P. Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine is a recently organized research unit aiming to perform studies on the border between two fast growing scientific areas, Biotechnology and Nanomedicine. The missions of the Center include: 1. Intensive research in such areas as Nanomedicine (pharmaceutical nanocarriers with controllable properties for delivery and targeting of water-insoluble drugs, […]

  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems (CIRCS)

    Director: Alain Karma, Professor of Physics

    Working on both complex biological and material science problems, CIRCS’s research includes designing computer models for use in the treatment of cardiac dynamics; finding ways to prevent the HIV virus from replicating in cells; developing new technology to analyze nucleic acids and proteins; studying the self-organized mitotic spindle formation in animal cells; devising computational neuroscience […]

  • Center for Drug Discovery

    Director: Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    Buoyed by nearly $10 million in established grants, the center is dedicated to better understanding drug mechanisms of action and developing new approaches and technologies aimed at improving the discovery of new therapeutic drugs. The main projects include drug design and synthesis, chemical/biochemical approaches for studying drug receptor interactions and the role of membranes in […]

  • Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR)

    Director: Albert-László Barabási, Distinguished Professor, Physics, College of Arts & Sciences

    The Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR), directed by Professor Barabasi, has a simple objective: think networks. The center’s research focuses on how networks emerge, what they look like, and how they evolve; and how networks impact on understanding of complex systems. To understand networks, CCNR’s research has developed to rather unexpected areas. Certain studies […]

  • Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis

    Director: Michael Pollastri, Interim Director

    An internationally recognized center for advanced interdisciplinary research and training in analytical chemistry and biotechnology, the Barnett Institute’s work includes proteomics, biomarker discovery, drug synthesis and development, environmental cancer agent detection and ultrasensitive instrumentation. The Barnett Institute’s research team, which includes two endowed chairs in bioanalytical chemistry, an additional 20 faculty members and research scientists, […]

  • Antimicrobial Discovery Center

    Director: Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor

    The mission of the Center is to translate basic science discoveries into novel antimicrobial therapies to combat Biowarfare and conventional pathogen threats. Antimicrobial drug discovery is in a state of crisis ? the last class of broad-spectrum compounds, the fluoroquinolones, was discovered 40 years ago. The rise of multidrug resistant pathogens and the threat of […]