The Biomolecular Cluster of the Health Sciences Research Institute brings together research programs that tackle health-related problems at the molecular level.
Since the mechanisms of disease originate from molecular interactions, members of the Biomolecular Cluster utilize a wide array of sophisticated techniques to elucidate the structures, dynamics, and interactions of biological molecules.
This cluster facilitates the research programs of its members by:
- Fostering interdisciplinary partnerships to increase extramural (grant) funding for research and training
- Housing shared instrumentation
- Subsidizing costs for maintaining the instrumentation
- Hosting journal clubs, retreats, and training workshops for complex instrumentation.
This research cluster is comprised of faculty members from the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Engineering.