About the Center

Building regional research capacity through collaborative research cores, multidisciplinary project funding, and proven research mentorship.

The immune system is at the very center of many aspects of health and disease. The human immune system has evolved to protect us from infections and cancerous tumors but it is not always able to succeed in that task and conversely it can become unbalanced and cause autoimmune diseases.

Investigators with the Dartmouth Immunology COBRE (Center for Biomedical Research Excellence), supported by a grant from the NCRR IDeA program at the NIH, are investigating new means of understanding and harnessing the immune system to prevent, diagnose and treat human diseases.

Part of this effort is growing research capacity in New Hampshire and the surrounding states by providing state-of-the-art core labs, funding for innovative multidisciplinary pilot projects, and by giving young faculty direct access to proven research mentorship.

Our core facilities include transgenic and genetic construct center, speed congenics center, and the immune monitoring and flow cytometry center. We have supported a wide range of interdisciplinary projects allowing the recruitment of new and established investigators to New Hampshire's premiere medical research center, Dartmouth Medical School.