Unique Opportunities for Students

Emory University is one of the major biological research and medical referral centers in the Southeast. Emory has continued its rapid growth in research funding with a total of over $3884 million in sponsored research funding for 2007. The state-of-the-art instrumentation that is needed to study virtually any aspect of modern biology and medicine is found on the Emory campus. Excellent research facilities are available, including the Biomolecular Computing Resource Facility, Transgenic Mouse Facility, Microchemical Facility, and the Vaccine Research Center. Additional facilities for high-resolution structural biology, proteomics, microscopy, DNA Array Analysis, and the production of monoclonal antibodies are also housed on the Emory campus.

The Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Emory University provides our students with the opportunity to work with world renowned researchers who are located on, or near, the Emory campus. Students can choose to work with over 300 faculty members who may be affiliated with the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory College, Rollins School of Public Health, Winship Cancer Institute, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and Yerkes National Primate Center.

The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, the Jesse Parker Williams Pavilion, and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Independent affiliates include the Wesley Woods Health Center, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Grady Memorial Hospital, Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, the American Cancer Society, and the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The Winship Cancer Institute houses the Ambulatory Infusion Center, Radiology, expanded Radiation Oncology, a Breast Imaging Center, Multi-Use Oncology Clinics, Patient Resource Center, Patient Support facilities, research labs and administrative offices. The new facility has been described as a "gateway" to cancer care in the southeast. In 2009 Emory's Winship Cancer Institute earned the prestigious National Cancer Institute Cancer Center (NCI) designation. With NCI designation Winship Cancer Institute joins the ranks of the nationa's elite cancer research and treatment facilities, and becomes one of only sixty-five NCI cancer centers in the United States among the thousands of cancer facilities that exist

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is one of seven major regional primate research centers in the United States. It houses a large collection of great apes as well as several monkey species. Areas of research include cognitive and linguistic behavior; social organization and reproductive behavior; neurological and neurobehavioral studies; pathology of infectious and degenerative diseases and tumors; immunology of leukemia, melanoma, and tumor viruses; and reproductive biology. The scientists at Yerkes collaborate in joint research and educational endeavors with faculty in the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The Emory Vaccine Center is located at Yerkes and is one of the largest academic vaccine centers in the world. The Vaccine Center has 20 faculty members who study HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Cancer, Bio-Defense Pathogens and basic Immunology and Virology.

Emory University is unique among research institutions in that both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society are adjacent to campus. This gives students a unique opportunity to work with CDC and ACS researchers who are affiliated with one of our Programs.

The Carter Center of Emory University addresses national and international issues of public policy and draws on the resources of virtually the entire University community, including former President Jimmy Carter (Emory University Distinguished Professor). Its programs bring to campus a wide range of international scholars, government leaders, business executives and other professionals, and provide an opportunity to merge the knowledge of the academic community with the practice of public affairs. Students regularly participate as volunteers and interns in planning and implementing Center projects, engage in research projects with Center fellows, and are given opportunities to attend Center consultations and conferences. While the Center itself does not offer an academic degree program, fellows and associates teach in the various schools of the university.

Computer support for research at Emory is located in several different units. As a teaching and research center, Emory has facilities and services specifically available to graduate students and faculty. Prime among them are the Cherry L. Emerson Center for Scientific Computing (Emerson Center) and the Biomolecular Computing Resource (BimCore) at Emory University School of Medicine.