Howard University recognizes that a variety of diseases disproportionately affect minority populations and that the resolution of these diseases will require the systematic involvement of cutting edge biomedical research tools and approaches.
The RCMI Program focuses on the enhancement and further development of the necessary research infrastructure which will ensure the University’s ability to contribute to the investigation of those diseases. These research infrastructure components include the expansion of two research core laboratories: The Laboratory of Molecular Computations and Bioinformatics (LMCB) and the Biomedical NMR Laboratory (BNMR).
The core laboratories provide resource support to investigator-initiated projects. The LMCB provides resource support to biomedical research projects in the areas of molecular modeling and molecular dynamics simulations, bioinformatics, and quantum chemistry calculations. The BNMR laboratory provides support to projects involving biomedical imaging and structural NMR investigations.