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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Students have the opportunity to do hands-on research in faculty laboratories.
Research facilities include the latest in technology, such as this confocal microscope.
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.