The Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) was founded in 2014 to promote and facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary research in the biomolecular and biomedical arena. Areas of research expertise include infectious diseases, cancer and neurological disorders. Current specific research themes include drug discovery, personalized predictors of wellness, better targeting medicines and control of infectious diseases including those that are mosquito-borne.
The institute is designed to spark synergistic collaborations between faculty, departments and colleges. BSI research aims to maximize human health through personalized predictors of wellness, targeted medicine to improve treatment based on individual molecular profiles, and better control of infectious diseases, including those that are mosquito-borne.
BSI also provides academic mentorship for undergraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral students and fosters the growth of the Biochemistry Doctoral Program. The valuable research training allows the graduate students in the Ph.D. programs to develop into independent scientists, and provide the undergraduates with valuable research experience that can prepare them for their future career choice. Scientific research and applications require team efforts, and our students need to be trained to work in such collaborative environments.