Established around major research areas and supported by faculty from across the University
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Research Institutes & Centers
Research Institutes are established around major research areas and are supported by Centers of Excellence comprising faculty from colleges and departments across the University.
Building and promoting ecological science and its application through interdisciplinary research.
Fostering excellence and interdisciplinary collaborations in research and training in the Genome Sciences.
Bringing together theoreticians and empirical scientists in a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate and innovate in the area of infectious disease research
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
Centers of Excellence
Bringing together researchers from a broad range of disciplines — including psychology, biology, entomology, physics and engineering — to explore how neural processes underpin animal and human cognition and behavior
Supporting research in cytoskeleton and intracellular transport, cellular changes during development and disease, cell-cell communication and interactions, and live imaging
The Penn State Center for Chemical Ecology (CCE) web site highlights our latest research in journals and other types of communications as well as jobs and events that would be of interest to chemical ecologists internationally
Bringing together researchers who are developing and applying computational biology and bioinformatic approaches across a wide range of biological questions.
Fostering collaborative, interdisciplinary research into fundamental gene regulation processes and their impact on cellular and developmental biology
The study of interaction of dietary components with the genome and the resulting change in gene expression
Provides a focal point for Penn State’s programs in the area of industrial biotechnology, including the development of research and educational initiatives focused on biopharmaceutical manufacturing, the production of bio-based chemicals and fuels.
The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, established in 2003, brings together theoreticians and empirical scientists in a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate and innovate in the area of infectious disease research.
Bringing together leading scientists across many disciplines – mathematicians, chemists, biologists, materials scientists and engineers – to develop a better understanding of dynamic processes occurring in living and mimetic matter.
Bringing together researchers in medicine, genomics, molecular biology and statistics to advance basic genomic research and translate that research into new diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive medical strategies
Mission: To promote interdisciplinary research and education in the areas of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Facilitating research collaborations on neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's, autism, epilepsy, depression, and schizophrenia
Students and post-doctoral fellows work closely with faculty and staff to develop strong research programs that lead to publications in world-class journals
C-MOST - Integration of the neural, biomechanical, cognitive, and clinical sciences for the study of action
The Center occupies 22,000 square feet of space in the new Millennium Sciences Complex, a structure which brings together faculty and laboratories from Materials Science and Life Sciences at Penn State.
The Center for Pollinator Research at Pennsylvania State University is committed to developing and implementing integrative, multidisciplinary approaches to improving pollinator health, conservation, and management for ecosystems services through research
Faculty who are deeply committed to the improvement of reproductive health and function through integration of fundamental and applied research and dissemination of knowledge
Focusing on understanding the function of systems involving ribonucleic acids (RNA) at the molecular level
The Center for Statistical Genetics, housed within the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Statistics, offers an interdisciplinary forum that convenes geneticists who are designing and running experiments