Mission & Vision


The Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) is a multidisciplinary institute set up to promote and facilitate collaborative research in biomolecular science topics that represent areas of strength for FIU faculty members in multiple colleges and departments.

The major outcomes for measuring the success of the institute will be:

  • procurement of new funding for interdisciplinary research
  • funding and training of undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral student in the biomolecular sciences
  • publication of biomolecular research in top scientific journals
  • new tools for biomolecular applications with commercial potentials


We strive for excellence in fundamental research to impact human health in areas that include personalized predictors of wellness, better targeting medicine, and control of infectious diseases including those that are mosquito-borne.

College of Arts, Sciences & Education's departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics, as well as faculty from the College of Engineering & Computing (Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical & Materials Engineering), Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work (Environmental and Occupational Health), as well as the College of Medicine (Cellular Biology & Pharmacology and Human & Molecular Genetics) .