Purpose

This fund provides support for biomedical research on human diseases at Illinois State University, School of Biological Sciences. Current research areas include cancer, age-related immune-system decline in the elderly, genetic disorders, heart disease, and immunodeficiencies.

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Disease Control and Prevention Research Fund.

Disease Control and Prevention Research Fund.

Jorie in the Larson Lab

Students have the opportunity to do hands-on research in faculty laboratories.

Samrat at confocal microscope

Research facilities include the latest in technology, such as this confocal microscope.

Cell lines in a bottle

Disease research at Illinois State includes experimentation on model cancer cell lines. Above is a human tissue culture flask with media that supports breast cancer cell growth.