About the Center


Formed in 1986 through funding from the State of Michigan's Research Excellence Fund, the Center expanded in 1994 to include the Wayne State University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Today, the Center has established a close liasion with the basic science departments at the University's main campus and School of Medicine as well as the Detroit Medical Center.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Graduate students gain valuable hands-on experience in the Center's advanced laboratory facilities in the Gordon H. Scott Hall of Basic Medical Sciences, Biological Sciences Building, Louis M. Elliman Clinical Research Building and throughout the Wayne State campus. Fully computerized libraries conveniently located next to Center laboratories maintain substantial collections with more than 3,000 journals, periodicals and electronic journals.

World-Renowned Faculty

Graduate students at the Center have the opportunity to work with members of an internationally recognized team of more than 75 faculty members who are leaders in their field and deeply committed to excellence. Most of the Center's researchers and clinical investigators are also affiliated with other Wayne State University departments, centers or institutes. Their special focus on interdisciplinary research is breaking new ground through strong collaborations across the University campus, and around the world.

In the Heart of Wayne State University and Detroit

With more than 34,000 students and more than 50 doctoral programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, business and law, Wayne State University is one of the largest urban universities in the United States. The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics is part of the exciting growth and development at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center. WSU's School of Medicine is the largest single-campus medical school in the country and the Detroit Medical Center, the academic health center of Wayne State University, is recognized as one of the nation's premier medical centers - with a mission dedicated to serving the area's urban population.