San Diego Biomedical Research Institute


Our mission is to find new ways to predict and prevent cancer, diabetes and HIV infection, and to accelerate medical advances that maintain health and improve quality of life.

The structure and environment at San Diego BioMed is designed to foster collaboration across disciplines and specialties and to encourage innovation. While individual research groups work on the disease areas in which they are experts, including cancer, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and cachexia (severe muscle wasting), they also work together to identify possible overlap in biological processes that lead to more than one disease. In addition, joint programs between the HIV vaccine discovery program and scientists working in immunology, metabolism and inflammation are designed to maximize the impact of new generation vaccines.

Brainstorming sessions between investigators in the different disease areas are held regularly to identify important questions, write joint funding proposals, and coordinate the relevant scientific research. This arrangement maximizes the potential impact of their research for the benefit of the patient population.

San Diego BioMed is located in La Jolla’s Science Park within a 5-minute walk of other major institutes including The Scripps Research Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, UC San Diego, Scripps Clinic, and Salk Institute for Biological Science — an environment that facilitates resource sharing and scientific exchange.

We need your help

Our research programs are funded primarily by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Private donations help to accelerate the progress of research through the purchase of laboratory supplies and equipment or the recruitment of additional laboratory personnel. Thank you!

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