When researchers at UGA’s Center for Molecular Medicine show up to work each day, their goal is not just to understand human diseases, but to find ways to diagnose and treat them.

The center was founded in 2012 with a mission “to better understand the molecular and cellular basis of human disease and to use this information to guide the development of new therapies,” said Stephen Dalton, director of CMM and GRA Eminent Scholar in Molecular Cell Biology.

Every research program at the center focuses on human disease, with an emphasis on translational research that will positively impact human health. The center studies the use of stem cells in cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic disease, human disease modeling, drug discovery, tissue engineering and vaccine development.