Research Centers and Institutes


Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB)

CBCB is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to research on questions arising from the genome revolution. CBCB brings together scientists and engineers from many fields, including computer science, molecular biology, genomics, genetics, mathematics, statistics, and physics, all of whom share a common interest in gaining a better understanding of how life works. 


Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB)

CHIB applies major advances in computing power to address grand challenges in genomics, health records management and in analyzing massive amounts of data available from new imaging technologies. It joins computer scientists, life scientists, engineers, physicists, biostatisticians and others at the University of Maryland, College Park, with imaging specialists, physicians, clinicians and additional health experts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance

This Center will capitalize on the university’s strengths in science, engineering, public health and medicine for an interdisciplinary approach to sports medicine and occupational health. Experts in neuroscience, imaging technology, bioengineering, kinesiology, orthopedics and other disciplines will advance the discovery of innovative diagnostics and treatments for our elite athletes as well as the larger community. The Center is a partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.


Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR)

IBBR fosters integrated, cross-disciplinary team approaches to scientific discovery, translational development and education to create commercialization relationships and initiatives that serve the expanding economic base of biosciences and technology in the state of Maryland and across the country. IBBR leverages the collective research strengths of its partnering institutions–the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Maryland, Baltimore; and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST)

IPST scientists pursue theoretical and experimental research in areas at the intersection of traditional disciplines. Research programs include chemical, optical, space and statistical physics; biophysics; applied mathematics; chaotic dynamics; and scientific computation.


National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

SESYNC brings together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems. The center convenes science teams to work on broad issues of national and international relevance, such as water resources management, land management, agriculture and species protection.