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Life Sciences at Purdue University

Our Mission: Better Lives Through Science

At Purdue University, we are harnessing our life sciences expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to help feed a growing world population and to tackle some of the world’s most debilitating and deadly diseases. Through collaborations with other major research centers and industry partners worldwide, our renowned faculty and graduate students are improving the quality of life for people around the globe.

Life Sciences Centers and Institutes

Success Stories

Purdue researchers were the first to reveal the structure of the Zika virus, the first to map the common cold virus, the first to determine the Dengue virus structure and the first to determine the structure of West Nile virus. Now our researchers are developing new preventive methods and therapies for cancer, creating new compounds to eradicate drug-resistant malaria, finding ways to improve the quality and quantity of food crops and devising new ways to visualize living cells in high resolution for better understanding of disease. Read about our successes.

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