Basic Research Benefiting the World

Better medicine begins with basic research. The Wistar Institute is a world leader in independent biomedical research with a focus on cancer and infectious diseases.

Celebrating Scientific Discoveries

The Wistar Institute is the nation’s first independent biomedical research institute. Wistar has a rich history of achievements in scientific discovery that has led to the creation of critical vaccines that has saved countless lives. The Institute’s new discoveries are leading the way in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases including melanoma, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, HIV, Zika and other global infectious diseases.

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

2016 BTTP graduates!

Wistar’s Biomedical Technician Training Program Graduates 16th Class and Is Awarded Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Grant Positioning Program for Expansion

Dario C. Altieri, M.D.

Low Oxygen, High Risk: How Tumors Adapt and Become More Aggressive

Dmitry I. Gabrilovich, M.D., Ph.D.

Newly Identified Marker May Help Predict Patient Outcome in Cancer