Basic Research Benefiting the World

Better medicine begins with basic research. The Wistar Institute is a world leader in independent biomedical research with special expertise in cancer investigation and vaccine development.


The genetic changes that lead to cancer. The complexities of our powerful immune system. Wistar researchers focus on these areas and more, contributing vital new information to scientific knowledge. Their discoveries lead to understanding the causes underlying cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases--the necessary first step in developing better treatments or preventions.

The Robert & Penny Fox Tower

The new tower offers a variety of exciting features... Learn More >

Meet a Scientist

Erica Stone, Ph.D., studies how the environment affects our immune system.... More Info >

Strategic Alliance Partnership

The Wistar Institute has entered a Strategic Alliance Partnership with OncLive... More Info >

From the Wistar Wire

Drs. Katherine Aird and Benjamin Bitler

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Image showing how BIBR1532 binds to telomerase.

Wistar Scientists Discover How to Inhibit an Enzyme Activated in 90 Percent of Cancers