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TSRI Graduate Program Research Areas

Led by the ideas and ingenuity of more than 200 principal investigators across two campuses, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is renowned for its interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to scientific discovery, enabled by cross-cutting technologies. TSRI’s focus, broadly defined, is on the quantitative molecular sciences and their connection to human health. TSRI is well positioned along the axis of translational science, the aim of which is to relate advances in the basic sciences to opportunities in drug discovery and disease-related research.


In an effort to provide a detailed, student-oriented exploration of specific TSRI research areas, we are building webpages in this section for each. Accessible via links in the left column, these pages will include current student profiles, a list of all Graduate Program-affiliated faculty in a given research area, and examples of recent published research; all illustrating the wide array of research opportunitiies available to TSRI graduate students as they pursue their doctoral degrees.

Neuroscience is the first research area available for exploration, but check back soon for others!


TSRI faculty members have the freedom to follow their intellectual curiosity in pursuit of basic biomedical science questions. Consequently, listing all areas of research, diseases studied, and scientific technologies used by our faculty is virtually impossible. If you are interested which of our faculty members shares your interest in a specific research area, enter it into the search box below or choose one from the table. A list of faculty members will appear, which you can explore in greater depth by clicking on individual names.

Faculty Research Areas


Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

Molecular Biology

Cell Biology


Molecular Medicine

Chemical Biology





Structural Biology/Biophysics

Interested in another research focus, type it in here.