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Our Mission

San Diego Biomedical Research Institute (aka, Diabetes & Chronic Disease Institute) is dedicated to predict, prevent and alleviate chronic diseases by accelerating medical advances through basic research, science education and community partnerships.

  • Conduct studies to prevent onset and progression of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, metastatic cancer and cachexia (skeletal muscle wasting) to improve and extend quality of life.
  • Create an environment where scientists freely engage in collaborative research to identify and target common pathways that lead to advanced disease.
  • Engage the public with the Institute’s activities to excite scientific inquiry and identify health problems relevant to the community.
  • Foster public and private relationships to diversify support for chronic disease research.


News & Events

  • November 2016 — SDBRI hosts residents of Casa de Mañana retirement community as part of the institute's Teach Science Initiative.
  • October 2016 — SDBRI hosted two events with Sir Dermot Turing, author and nephew of Alan Turing, the famous British mathematician, philosopher, codebreaker, and founder of computer science.
  • October 2016 — SDBRI staff participate in the American Diabetes Association, San Diego Chapter's annual walk.
  • September 2016 — SDBRI investigator, James Binley, Ph.D., discussed his work,”Native HIV Membrane Trimers,” at the NIAIDS’s Nanotechnology for HIV, RNA and Vaccine Delivery Workshop.
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