Rochester researchers are scientists and scholars, inventors and conservators, artists and analysts. They know many of the best breakthroughs in knowledge and creativity occur by crossing boundaries.
Students and faculty collaborate using advanced technology to do leading-edge work in areas ranging from virtual reality to nanofabrication.
The University is home to world-class research facilities and technologies that empower bold ideas.
Our innovative centers and institutes facilitate collaboration as researchers tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
The University's Center for RNA Biology leads research to better understand RNA in viruses, which has provided key information for developing coronavirus vaccines and treatments.
Biologist Anne S. Meyer is helping create a novel, environmentally-friendly material made of algae—which could have applications for fashion, medicine, and space exploration.
Many of Rochester’s research environments are designed to facilitate collaboration and exploration across disciplines.
Home to the nation’s first optical science, engineering, and design program. The institute has granted about half of all degrees in optics awarded in the U.S.Institute of Optics
Instrumental in bringing together neuroscience and related disciplines—biomedical engineering, brain and cognitive sciences, computer science, and neurology. This multidisciplinary work has made possible critical research into Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, autism, and dyslexia.Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience
An intellectual home base for students, faculty, researchers, artists, and the public. Research projects affect fields beyond the humanities, including medicine, business, science, and engineering.The Humanities Center
The Laser Lab is the largest university-based Department of Energy research program in the nation and is home to the most powerful laser systems found at any academic institution in the world. At the lab, researchers from all over the world probe the extremes of temperature and pressure in laboratory-scale experiments.Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Leading experts provide evidence-based intervention and prevention services to over 900 at-risk children and families annually.Mt. Hope Family Center
Developing creative and effective leaders for today’s musical world.Institute for Music Leadership