The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) is an independent, not-for-profit, biomedical research facility. It is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus, a world-class consortium of research, clinical and educational institutions located in downtown Buffalo, NY.

For more than half a century, HWI scientists have been committed to finding the fundamental causes of many diseases. For example, cancer is being attacked by identifying new classes of anti-tumor agents including new inhibitors for hormone-dependent breast tumors. Other projects include finding new ways to fight opportunistic infections in AIDS patients, combating inflammation in arthritis and cardiovascular disease, and preventing bronchial infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

HWI scientists use a methodology known as structural biology, which allows them to create beautiful 3D models of the molecules that build up our cells. The results of their investigations provide many insights into how these molecular machines work, including the starting points for better drug design.  In addition, other research on-going at HWI seeks to make technological improvements in the process of creating these 3D molecular models – improvements that will enhance the productivity of scientists all over the world.

HWI is also dedicated to developing enthusiastic and highly trained researchers for coming generations. In its role as the Department of Structural and Computational Biology for the University at Buffalo, the Institute is typically training about a dozen PhD students. HWI also sponsors internship programs for high school and college students.

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