Interdisciplinary Research Centers

What are the IRCs?

The IRCs are disease-focused research centers that seek to understand the root cause of disease and to translate that knowledge into better diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

The BRIGHT Institute

BRIGHT Institute

(Bridging Research with Imaging, Genomics and High-Throughput)

Addressing: Cancer

Focus: Speeding the translation of basic science discoveries into clinical solutions READ MORE »

Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology

Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology

(CGS_SB)

Addressing: Human health and disease

Focus: Working to solve global health problems such as malnutrition through genetics studies READ MORE »

Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases

Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases

(CIMED)

Addressing: Heart disease, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy and more

Focus: Elucidating the role of abnormal electrical signals in disease READ MORE »

Center for the Study of Itch

Center for the Study of Itch

(CSI)

Addressing: Chronic itch (in cancer, liver, kidney and skin disease; allergy)

Focus: Finding effective therapies for a devastating disorder READ MORE »

Center for Women's Infectious Disease Research

Center for Women's Infectious Disease Research

(cWIDR)

Addressing: Infectious diseases of the female urinary and reproductive tracts

Focus: Alleviating suffering of women and children worldwide READ MORE »

Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease Center

Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease Center

(DCDC)

Addressing: Heart and vascular disease in diabetes

Focus: Devising effective ways to treat, reverse and prevent cardiovascular disease in diabetes READ MORE »

Hope Center Program on Protein Aggregation and Neurodegeneration

Hope Center Program on Protein Aggregation and Neurodegeneration

(HPAN)

Addressing: Brain disorders

Focus: Seeking effective solutions for Alzheimer's, stroke, and other devastating neurological disorders READ MORE »