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.

Women & Science

Learn more about Wistar's Women & Science Program.... 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

Nancy Hopkins with the Helen Dean King Award

Pioneer in Gender Equity in Science Receives First Helen Dean King Award

Wistar Science Highlights: Linking Mutations and Telomeres to Cancer, AACR Annual Meeting, RNA Editing in Octopuses and Other Creatures

Wistar Science Highlights: Melanoma Gene, Breast Cancer and African American Women, Anti-Tumor Immunity