The UCR School of Medicine faculty's research expertise spans the range from neuroscience to endocrinology to inflammation to cancer imaging. Our faculty have built upon this base of translational, basic science, and community-engaged research by partnering with colleagues across the UCR campus to create research centers that:
- Build on excellence in fundamental research, augment translational research, and build capacity and strength in clinical research.
- Connect research with community relevance through expanded community engagement.
- Expand collaborative research with other UCR academic units, community-based organizations, and other higher education and research-focused institutions.
- Increase extramural funding and philanthropic support to sustain and expand the school’s research enterprise.
Bridging Regional Ecology and Aerosolized Toxins to understand Health Effects (BREATHE)
The BREATHE Center at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine is a multidisciplinary collaborative for studies Bridging Regional Ecology, Aerosolized Toxins, and Health Effects. Research efforts among our collaborative include regional climate modeling, culture and policy studies on air quality and health, environmental justice and health disparities, and the health impacts of aerosolized particles including dusts, soil microbes, allergenic pollens from invasive species, and pollutants.
Host-Pathogen Working Group
The Host-Pathogen Working Group is made up of several research labs in the School of Medicine with complementary experience and research interests in host-pathogen interactions and inflammatory responses to infection. The group meets regularly and we have developed several collaborative projects yielding numerous high impact publications.
Center for Glial Neuronal Interactions (CGNI)
The Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions (CGNI) brings together a diverse set of researchers seeking to define the neuronal-glial interactions required for optimal brain and spinal cord function as well as for prevention and therapeutic intervention of neurodevelopmental, neurologic and neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, including:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Autism-spectrum disorders
- Huntington's disease
- Ischemia (stroke)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury (concussions)
Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine (MolMed)
The Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine (MolMed) at the University of California, Riverside is a multi-disciplinary center that brings together researchers and clinicians from across the campus to help improve the health of individuals by translating basic findings into diagnostic tools or therapeutics.
Members of the center are working on novel treatments in a variety of medical fields, including:
- Degenerative diseases
- Infectious and cardiometabolic diseases
- Neurodegeneartive diseases
- Traumatic brain injury