Institutes & Centers

Built upon an integrated systems biology platform, the two flagship institutes at The Hamner, the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences (ICSS) and the Institute for Drug Safety Sciences (IDSS), develop and validate cutting-edge 21st century tools for safety assessment. Centers of Excellence in genomic biology and bioinformatics, computational and dose response modeling, and human health assessment, support these Institutes and their goals. Novel technologies include in silico models for predictive toxicology, in vitro models that utilize human cells or cell lines to evaluate perturbations of cellular responses, and in vivo models to elucidate genes that play a role in susceptibility to toxicities.