Skip to content Skip to navigation
Students in Professor McCloskey's lab
Students Building Living Machines Out of Engineered Tissues

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

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

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

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
UC Merced Prof. Jennifer Manilay pictured with researchers from her lab
NIH Funds Prof. Jennifer Manilay's Research Into Stem Cells, Bone Disease

NIH Funds Prof. Jennifer Manilay's Research Into Stem Cells, Bone Disease

The project will examine how blood and bone stem cells communicate and work together.

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.

Subscribe to Health Sciences Research Institute RSS

Recent HSRI News and Features

A new study identifies genetic changes in Native Americans that came about when Europeans settled in the Pacific Northwest and might have played a major...
There are many labs at UC Merced where visitors can see students huddled over microscopes and petri dishes, using tweezers to extract and examine...
There are 1.7 million multidrug-resistant, hospital-acquired infections that extend hospital stays, increase medical expenses and decrease quality of life...
It’s not just luck or practice that gets Sherpa mountaineers up the slopes of Mt. Everest each year. Functioning so well at extreme elevations is in the...

Events

Feb
10
UC Merced Arts Presents' artist in residence for Spring 2017, Olga Diego, brings her art to new heights in an exhibition combining sight, sound, touch and...
Jan
26
Does your organization have the most active members? Does your organization accumulate the most community service hours? Is your organization committed to...
Jan
25
The Understanding and Addressing STEM Inequalities Speaker Series presents "Equity and Inclusion in STEM: What's Wrong and How do We Change?" Professor...
Jan
20
The Office of Campus Climate will hold its monthly Social Justice lunch discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 20 the Kolligian Library, Room 362. The campus...