Vanderbilt Research Centers and Institutes

Most MPB faculty members are actively engaged in other institutional centers, institutes and/or core facilities that promote research and/or education in areas that cross departmental boundaries. Several have assumed leadership roles in the development and ongoing administration of these organizations.

Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR)

​The CISR is an institutional core facility situated in multiple imaging suites that include all modern, established optical microscopy, as well as a full service EM facility.

Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC)

The interdisciplinary DRTC facilitates the discovery, application, and translation of scientific knowledge to improve the care of patients with diabetes.

Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC)

​The DDRC is a multidisciplinary center developed to promote digestive diseases-related research in an integrative, collaborative and multidisciplinary manner and facilitate the transfer of basic research findings to the clinical area.

Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC)

​The MMPC supports multiple cores that provide novel techniques to better understand mouse models of diabetes and its complications, an Animal Health and Welfare Core and a Research and Development program.

Vanderbilt Brain Institute (VBI)

The Vanderbilt Brain Institute (VBI) oversees and facilitates the extensive neuroscience-related endeavors carried out at Vanderbilt University by promoting research, education and training.

Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research (VCAR)

The VCAR was established in 2016 to facilitate multidisciplinary research into the underpinnings of addiction.

Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology

The mission of the Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology is to learn more about the biology of stem cells and mechanisms for directing their differentiation to specific cell fates.

Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology (CSB)

The CSB is dedicated to enabling and proliferating research with the goal of determining the 3D structure of biological macromolecules at or near atomic resolution.

Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI)

The mission of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute is to promote genomic discovery and advance understanding of the human genome.

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC)

The VICC conducts basic, translational and clinical research and offers adult and pediatric oncology treatment.

Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity and Metabolism (VIOM)

The VIOM provides opportunities for synergy and collaboration among basic scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals at Vanderbilt and its community partners. Another key role of the Obesity Program is to provide a base of expertise for public (community) education, policy development and advocacy.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC)

The VKC focuses on elucidating mechanisms and interventions for persons with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, genetic syndromes, and acquired and general IDD.