Dartmouth MCB Science Community
Dartmouth has many non-degree-granting Centers and Programs that foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research in different areas of biomedical science. These programs support activities and resources that further the MCB program goals. Through retreats, symposia, meetings and shared grants, researchers with diverse expertise come together around common problems or questions. These communities of researchers create links across disciplines and form networks that traverse Dartmouth departments.
MCB membership gives students the opportunity to participate in the Centers and Programs at Dartmouth some of which are listed below. This offers MCB students important research and training experiences.
Centers and Programs
Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC)
Norris Cotton Cancer Center fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research into the biology, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer. Throughout its history, Norris Cotton Cancer Center scientists have made significant contributions to knowledge in these areas. The scientific investigations are organized into six Research Programs: Cancer Control, Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention, Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology, Cancer Mechanisms, Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy, Molecular Therapeutics. [Website]
Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis Program (M2P2)
A dynamic community of researchers in bacterial, fungal and viral pathogenesis that is characterized by diverse and interactive members. Through journal clubs, a seminar series, collaborations and retreats, the M2P2 program provides a synergistic, interdisciplinary environment that produces novel discoveries and successful independent investigators. [Website]
Immunology Program is a community of research groups focused in the areas of viral immunity and pathogenesis, tumor immunology, innate immunity in infections and cancer, and autoimmunity. This is an interdepartmental program that trains both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in cellular and molecular immunology. [Website]
Dartmouth Lung Biology Center
The Dartmouth Lung Biology Center aims to gain a better understanding of lung diseases resulting from infection, environmental exposure and cancer, and to study new therapeutics for the treatment of lung disease. The Dartmouth Lung Biology Center is grounded in basic research and embraces a translational approach to promote bidirectional bench-to-bedside research. [Website]
Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
The iQBS was established in July of 2010 to develop, advance and support interdisciplinary education, research and infrastructure in the quantitative biomedical sciences. Areas of focus include bioinformatics, biostatistics and molecular epidemiology. [Website]
Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program
The Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the ways in which arsenic and mercury in the environment affect ecosystems and human health. Results are communicated to communities, grass-roots organizations, and state and federal agencies, and students are trained to conduct research from both a clinical and community-based perspective. [Website]