Beckman Research Institute
About the Institute
The Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope was the first of the Beckman Institutes to open in 1983. Its research areas include diabetes progression and treatment, immunology and imaging, interfering RNAs and HIV treatment, total synthesis of complex and therapeutic natural products, mechanisms of drug action, neurogenesis, stem cell therapy, DNA repair and radiation, and the immunobiology of viral infection.
Investigating the biology, biological chemistry, and pathology of cancer and diabetes, the Institute's researchers have also explored the emerging links between the diseases. By identifying opportunities at the cellular and molecular level, they continue developing breakthrough approaches for predicting, preventing, diagnosing, treating and curing these and other serious diseases.
Through constant collaboration and interaction between Beckman Research Institute programs, and those found within City of Hope's NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, our researchers and clinicians are maximizing the benefits our research is able to deliver.