Our home: 225 Warren Street, Newark, NJ

Former PHRI Directors

Education: weekly lectures and graduate teaching

No research can be conducted without support

The ICPH building, inside and out

Our scientists: engaged in multidisciplinary studies

PHRI contribution to today's tuberculosis diagnostics

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Welcome to PHRI

As today’s biomedical advances occur at a dizzying pace, the Public Health Research Institute pursues its research mission to help eliminate the infectious diseases spreading across the planet.

Founded in 1942 in New York City by legendary Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, PHRI has been home to seminal discoveries in biomedical sciences. Hosted in the ICPH building in Newark, NJ, since 2002, PHRI became part of the New Jersey Medical School in 2006 and joined Rutgers University in 2013.

For almost 80 years, PHRI has fostered a culture of international talent, a collaborative environment, and the mentoring of young scientists. Today, PHRI remains committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and learning.

NEWS & EVENTS


08-21-19

The 2019 issue of Annual Reviews of Genetics (Vol. 53) features a publication contributed by Dr. David Dubnau of PHRI and Dr. Melanie Blokesch of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, entitled “Mechanisms of DNA Uptake by Naturally Competent Bacteria”. To read the abstract and to download a pdf copy of the publication, visit www.annualreviews.org.

08-07-19

Drs. Christopher Vinnard, Selvakumar Subbian, and Salvatore Marras were awarded a two-year National Institutes of Health R21 Grant to study heteroresistant during M. tuberculosis infection.

08-07-19

Dr. Marcela Rodriguez has been accepted into Atomwise’s Artificial Intelligence Molecular Screen (AIMS) Awards program. Dr. Rodriguez has identified a promising drug target in M. tuberculosis.  Through the AIMS program, Artificial Intelligence will perform a virtual screen of more than 10 million compounds. She will then be provided with 72 small molecules predicted to bind her protein target, and will have support from Atomwise’s medicinal chemists and computational biologists.


Four postdoctoral opportunities are available at PHRI. One in the laboratory of Dr. Gennaro to study macrophage lipid metabolism in tuberculosis, one in the laboratory of Dr. Chang to study host-pathogen interactions related to HIV pathogenesis, one in the laboratory of Dr. Kim to study the Trypanosoma brucei genome and its epigenome integrity, and one in the laboratory Dr. Xue to study fungal pathogenesis. For details, visit Open Positions.

Welcome to PHRI

As today’s biomedical advances occur at a dizzying pace, the Public Health Research Institute pursues its research mission to help eliminate the infectious diseases spreading across the planet.

Founded in 1942 in New York City by legendary Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, PHRI has been home to seminal discoveries in biomedical sciences. Hosted in the ICPH building in Newark, NJ, since 2002, PHRI became part of the New Jersey Medical School in 2006 and joined Rutgers University in 2013.

For almost 80 years, PHRI has fostered a culture of international talent, a collaborative environment, and the mentoring of young scientists. Today, PHRI remains committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and learning.