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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 group of Penn State students led by Assistant Professor of Biology Charles Anderson is exploring ways to make plants hardier, boosting world food supplies in the process. Research team sets sights on fighting hunger by strengthening plants - Full article
A group of students led by Charles Anderson has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their new research project in sustainable agriculture, Fast Farming: Feeding a Hot, Dry World. Crowdfunding campaign underway to support student research on sustainable agriculture - Full article
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers that includes Jason Rasgon. Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus - Full article
Upcoming Events
Aug 27, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Steven J. Siegel (University of Pennsylvania)
Title to be announced
Sep 12, 2014 to Sep 13, 2014
The retreat consists of a one-and-a-half day meeting featuring a keynote speaker, faculty and student talks, data visualization workshop and poster presentations. This year we are honored to host the leader in Computational Genomics, Dr. Peter J. Park as the keynote speaker. The retreat is open to everyone. Attendance is free, but you must register by August 18th.
Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Linda Overstreet Wadiche (UAB School of Medicine)
Adult-born Neurons: Hyperexcitable and Hyperselective