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Research Institutes are established around major research areas and are supported by Centers of Excellence comprising faculty from colleges and departments across the University.
Research Institutes
Diabetes and Obesity Institute
Provides oversight and coordination for diabetes and obesity related research spanning both the Hershey and University Park campuses
Genome Sciences Institute
Fostering excellence and interdisciplinary collaborations in research and training in the Genome Sciences.
Infectious Disease Institute
Bringing together theoreticians and empirical scientists in a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate and innovate in the area of infectious disease research
Institute of the Neurosciences
Facilitating collaboration and networking between scientists and students in the areas of neuroscience at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and the University Park campus
News
A new approach for responding to and managing disease outbreaks is being proposed by a team of epidemiologists led by two Penn State researchers at the Huck Institutes. The team's flexible approach could save many lives and millions of dollars. In disease outbreak management, flexibility can save lives and money - Full article
David Hughes understands, maybe better than most, the devastating effects a plant disease can have on crops and the people who rely on them for food and income. PlantVillage solves crop problems by democratizing science-based knowledge - Full article
The discovery of a "maternal age effect" by a team of Penn State scientists that could be used to predict the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations in maternal egg cells — and the transmission of these mutations to children — could provide valuable insights for genetic counseling. Children born to older mothers have greater rates of mitochondrial mutations - Full article
Upcoming Events
Oct 31, 2014 Friday 12:30 PM
TBD (Penn State)
Progressive increase in mtDNA 3243A>G heteroplasmy causes abrupt transcriptional reprogramming by Picard 2014
Nov 5, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Peter Gianaros (University of Pittsburgh)
How does the brain break our hearts?
Nov 07, 2014 to Nov 08, 2014
Keynote Lectures are Carol Bagnell, PhD-"Maternal Programming of Reproductive Tract Development: the Lactocrine Hypothesis" and Michael Sturek, PhD-"Productively Stupid...and Loving it; Discoveries in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases"