Basic & Translational Research

Discovery-based research and translating the findings obtained into new treatment modalities that improve the health and well-being of people everywhere is part of the core mission at Tufts School of Medicine. Our basic science departments play an integral role in helping us meet its research goals and provide an outstanding and supportive environment for trainees.

To fuel the pace of discovery, our researchers take full advantage of opportunities provided by our affiliated hospital partners and their colleagues in other schools at Tufts University. Some of these opportunities are highlighted here.

A complete listing of research institutes and centers is also available.

E. coli bacteria


The Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR) is dedicated to finding innovative solutions to a global health problem that claims 700,000 lives each year.


CIMAR is a partnership between Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center and engages faculty and trainees across Tufts. CIMAR is committed to fostering research, improving environmental and community surveillance, and providing stewardship and educational programs related to its mission.

Maine Medical Center Research Institute

MaineHealth Institute for Research

Research at Tufts stretches beyond our local campuses. Our affiliate Maine Medical Center is home to the MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR).


An important part of the MHIR mission is conducting discovery-based research that focuses on key medical problems including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.


The Molecular Cardiology Research Center

The Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI), based at Tufts Medical Center, is just one of several research institutes that engages our researchers on the Health Science Campus and beyond.


The MCRI focuses on attacking critical problems in cardiovascular disease including heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and high blood pressure with a goal of improving diagnosis and therapy for patients.