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Research at Rochester

At Rochester, we recognize the value of collaboration in moving research forward. We push boundaries to ask and answer some of humankind’s toughest questions. Rochester students conduct research in the lab and in the field, independently and with industry partners, in our local communities and all over the world. In doing so, they help us better understand and radically reimagine the world while building their academic portfolios.

Rochester Research Fast Facts


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What Sets Rochester Apart

Steve Dewhurst

Our research impacts patient care on a daily basis, and that's because our clinicians are deeply involved in our research effort and vice versa. It's that synergy that lies at the heart of this academic medical center, and it's what sets us apart.

Steve Dewhurst
Vice Dean of Research
Chair - Department of Microbiology and Immunology

A Culture of Collaboration & Support

At URMC, collaboration is much more than a buzzword. With clinical, research and education resources all connected across a single campus, physical and institutional barriers that may be typical elsewhere dissolve in an endless flow of multi-disciplinary research opportunities. Basic scientists and clinicians from a variety of fields and specialties work side-by-side to translate discoveries into cures.

Our researchers also share their expertise and learn from colleagues through numerous prestigious national and global networks, connecting URMC with other top biomedical research institutions to share ideas and resources.  

Emily Warner

The connection between students and faculty is something that drew me to this program. Everyone works towards the common goal of doing great science. The strong support network every step of the way is what makes the NGP a great place for graduate education. Grad school is a huge commitment, you want to be somewhere that will not only push you academically but support you in all aspects of your life!
Emily Crosier - Ph.D. Student, Neuroscience

Julie Kittel-Moseley

Both the University and the department value interdisciplinary collaborations, which opens up many opportunities. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, the VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in Canandaigua, and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, as well as multiple departments on both campuses.
Julie Kittel-Moseley - Ph.D. Student, Epidemiology

Cutting-Edge Research Technology, Footsteps Away

Scientists, clinicians, trainees and staff have the full resources of the University of Rochester at their fingertips or a short walk away, including 60 research centers across the Medical Center, School of Nursing, School of Arts & Sciences, Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Simon Business School, Eastman School of Music and Warner School of Education.

Supported by more than $250 million in annual research funding, URMC provides trainees access to the tools and technologies of advanced scientific discovery.

Core Lab Facilities

The Shared Resource Labs provide researcher with access to state-of-the-art microscopy, genomic, imaging, BSL, and bio-manufacturing instrumentation, facilities, and trained personnel. 

Data Science

The Center for Integrated Research Computing, the Georgen Institute for Data Science, and Health Sciences Center for Computation Innovation are at the cutting edge of developing new tools and methods to curate, analyze, visualize, and make discoveries from large-scale biomedical data. 

Translational Research

The URMC Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides funding, training, and resources to help researchers rapidly translate discoveries into therapies. Since its inception in 2012, the Institute has received more than $132 million in funding from NIH.