Join us for a tour in March

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January 31, 2014

Sanford-Burnham scientists are working to improve our understanding of human biology and are making exciting advances in medical research. We invite you to join our scientists this March for an up-close look at their labs as they pursue the quest to find cures for human disease.

Our March 5 tour in La Jolla, Calif., will include a visit to our Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics where you will see first-hand how our scientists are developing a pipeline of drugs to treat unmet medical needs. The Prebys Center uses a robotic system to screen chemical compounds by the millions to find the few that have the potential to be developed into new medicines. You may have read recently that a bicoastal group of scientists at Sanford-Burnham was awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of the Air Force to assess the health risks of chemical exposure. The goal of the toxicity testing is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the toxic response, and to determine potential hazards to human health.

The March 25 tour in Lake Nona, Fla., will explore our Diabetes and Obesity Research Center where you will learn about the advanced technology we are using to study the metabolic basis of obesity-related diabetes and its cardiovascular complications. The Center is focused on translational research and has formed clinical and pharmaceutical research partnerships to accelerate progress of their research, ultimately leading us closer to finding new therapies for diabetes.

Tours are free of charge. Capacity is limited and reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Click here to reserve your spot!

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