The Institute has 11 research programs, each of which consists of a group of independent investigators working together to answer a fundamental biological question. Programs are further broken down into specialized research themes, faculty groups having mutually complementary skills and talents. In addition, program themes are planned in such a way that several programs are mutually supportive of one another. This focused programmatic approach creates opportunities for synergism among research groups and contributes to a scientifically stimulating environment.
Five disease-focused centers, two emerging centers, one technology center and a clinical institute help take the fundamental understanding of human health into the development of therapeutics.