About the Institute
The Drexel University College of Medicine Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease is a collaborative inter-campus enterprise focused on research, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and clinical management of infectious disease, cancer, and metabolic and genetic disorders.
The institute facilitates the development and expansion of 14 Research Centers of Excellence (RCEs) and two administrative centers. In parallel with this objective, the institute facilitates the training and development of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and junior faculty. The institute guides the development of research training programs in the areas of:
- molecular parasitology
- molecular virology
- cancer biology
- vaccine development
- experimental therapeutics
- disease modeling and analysis
- cell and tissue engineering
The institute guides the development of collaborative research programs that will be competitive for extramural research and training support. The institute also provides an organized framework to guide the development of inter-campus, inter-college, and inter-unit research initiatives across the College, stimulating functional interactions across the basic and clinical science boundaries and increasing the extent and quality of these interactions. The institute strives to enhance visibility of Drexel University College of Medicine and interactions of the institution with other academic, industrial, and governmental organizations at the regional, national, and international levels with respect to research concerning the treatment and prevention of human disease. Members of the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease hold faculty appointments at Drexel University College of Medicine and/or other colleges and schools within the University system.
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