University of Maryland, Biotechnology Institute

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President:   Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera
Founded: 1985
USM Graduate Students: 59
Faculty: 85
Operating Budget: $63.7 million
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UMBI is Maryland's premier biotechnology institute with expertise in human health, the marine environment, agriculture, protein engineering, and structural and systems biology.Through leading and partnering with other USM institutions and other organizations, UMBI conducts groundbreaking research in key areas of biotechnology, makes fundamental discoveries, generates innovative solutions to practical problems, develops new technologies for commercial applications, and promotes economic growth. UMBI comprises five research centers: Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (Rockville), Center for Biosystems Research (Rockville/College Park), Center for Marine Biotechnology (Baltimore), Medical Biotechnology Center (Baltimore), and the Institute for Human Virology (Baltimore).