Cell and Molecular Physiology department faculty met with researchers and administrators at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences in RTP to learn about respective programs and begin discussions about possible new collaborations.
Our faculty represented the first group to meet following the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The Hamner and UNC schools of medicine, public health, and pharmacy as well as the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
The Hamner's focus on reproductive and developmental biology and respiratory biology aligns with the work of several faculty members here in Physiology. The Hamner has "adopted systems biology as a guiding research paradigm," which relates back to the fundamentals of physiology, as is described on their website:
Read The Hamner's press release here [pdf].