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Prof. Andy LiWang
Ancient Biological Clockwork Revealed Using ‘Secret Sauce’
Prof. LiWang and colleagues take one step closer to understanding the proteins that direct cyanobacterial circadian rhythms, or biological clocks
Students in Professor McCloskey's lab
Students Building Living Machines Out of Engineered Tissues
Students in Prof. Kara McCloskey's Tissue Engineering Design course learning to build living, walking robots — bio-bots — out of engineered muscle cells.
Welcome to UC Merced's Health Sciences Research Institute
A Comprehensive Approach to Research and Innovation
People in Eurasia are Genetic Hybrids with Evolutionary Advantages
Prof. Emelia Huerta-Sanchez's research finds genetic programming for extreme elevations in Sherpa and Tibetan DNA.
UC Merced's Ambitious 2020 Project Gets Under Way
The four-year project will add approximately 1.2 million gross square feet of teaching, research, residential and student-support facilities to the existing campus

Health Sciences Research Institute at UC Merced

The Health Sciences Research Institute (HSRI) was established in May 2012 as the second Organized Research Unit at UC Merced and is the University's focal point for health and medical research.

With 90 faculty members across UC Merced's three schools (Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts), HSRI aims to foster world-renowned researchers through its work to improve the health of the people in the San Joaquin Valley and beyond.

HSRI members are also engaged in translational research, evaluation and effectiveness research, and public health systems and services research.

California map with San Joaquin Valley insetSan Joaquin Valley regional health issues include asthma, valley fever (coccidioidomycosis), obesity, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, heart disease, risky teen behaviors, teen tobacco use, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, and many others.

The opportunities to address the growing and complex health issues of the San Joaquin Valley and beyond require inter- and multidisciplinary teams.

HSRI’s collaborative multidisciplinary research clusters and community emphasis provide an opportunity to rapidly develop, test, and disseminate new ways of improving health and delivering healthcare.

This will help establish UC Merced as a world-renowned research university while improving the health of the people in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Recent HSRI News and Features

In finding a way to see assemblies of the proteins that direct cyanobacterial circadian rhythms, or biological clocks, UC Merced biochemistry Professor...
The National Cancer Institute’s “cancer moonshot” tasks researchers with, among advancing other new biotechnologies, delving into immunotherapy and...
It might come as a surprise that, in a region where agriculture is so prevalent, many people in the San Joaquin Valley cannot afford fresh, quality...

Events

Apr
04
At the end of the workshop, students will understand basic CAD and modeling skills. This workshop is a part of a series on computer-aided design using...
Apr
04
Learn the basics needed to begin using the Arduino electronic prototyping platform. This workshop will cover basic coding, installation, electronics and...
Apr
05
As part of the UC Merced Library's "Evaluate Your News Evaluation" exhibit, we invite you to join us for a talk by Emmanuel Vincent, lead of...
Apr
06
This all-day event brings together state and regional GIS experts, educators, graduate students and faculty members using GIS and geospatial technology in...