Organization profile

Organization profile

Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and asthma, afflict large numbers of people in the United States and other countries. These diseases are complex, and often include components of inflammation or pain.
Faculty in the Chronic Disease Bioscience research cluster are investigating the biological underpinnings of persistent or recurring diseases in animal cell lines and disease models. Their research uncovers roles for the genes, molecules, and cells involved in the initiation and progression of chronic disease states.
This information is then used to develop innovative therapeutic strategies to alleviate diseases of frequent recurrence or long duration in animals and people.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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