Researchers and Labs
URMC is home to more than 1,470 research faculty spread across more than 250 centers, institutes and labs. Work being done by our researchers spans all biomedical disciplines, from fundamental to translational and clinical sciences. A key characteristic of the scientific environment is the size of the research enterprise: Small enough to foster familiarity and collaboration, yet diverse enough to create the integrated multidisciplinary teams necessary to tackle complex medical problems.
Spotlight on Research
Unlocking the Secrets of Glia
The Nedergaard Lab in the Center for Translational Neuromedicine studies brain function. In particular, the lab focuses on the often overlooked role of glial cells such as astrocytes in the healthy and diseased nervous system.
Visit the Nedergaard Lab website
A Man of Many Hats
In addition to his own lab, vaccine researcher Dave Topham, Ph.D. oversees two federal- and state-supported infectious disease research centers. He also leads a new center created to apply high performance computing to complex medical problems.
Read more about Dr. Topham's research