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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
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 22, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Ming-Hu Han (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Cellular and Circuitry Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Resilience to Social Stress
Oct 29, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Kyung-An Han (University of Texas at El Paso)
Neuromodulatory Mechanisms for Individual and Species Fitness
Nov 5, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Peter Gianaros (University of Pittsburgh)
How does the brain break our hearts?