Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow. Sanford-Burnham takes a unique, collaborative approach to medical research and has established major research programs in cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhood diseases. The Institute is especially known for its world-class capabilities in stem cell research and drug discovery technologies.
Sanford-Burnham is a U.S.-based, non-profit public benefit corporation, with operations in San Diego (La Jolla) and Orlando (Lake Nona) in Florida.
- Sanford-Burnham ranks #3 worldwide among all research organizations in citations per publication in the fields of biology and biochemistry for the most recent decade for which data are available.
- Sanford-Burnham ranks #3 in the nation among all laboratory-based life sciences research organizations in NIH grant funding.
- In 2012, Sanford-Burnham researchers published 366 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
- For every dollar of philanthropic support, the Institute has generated about $8 dollars of grant funding, thus effectively leveraging gifts 8:1. That’s the most efficient research operation among the Institute’s peer group of leading independent biomedical research institutes in the U.S.