An innovative partnership "bridging science and life". The Mucosal Biology Research Center (MBRC), located at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore MD, is a partnership between leading scientists and physicians working at the cutting edge of mucosal biology research. Mucosal biology research investigates diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and lung, the two major organs of the body that possess a protective mucosal barrier that is essential for health.
The intellectual and physical resources of the MBRC are largely centered in more than 7000 square feet of laboratory and office space located in the new Health Sciences Facility II building, opened on the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus in 2003. This central facility houses 5 of the core laboratories that comprise the MBRC. This new building is fully outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, and utilizes numerous high-technology core services on the Baltimore campus. Additional laboratories, under the direction of 28 additional MBRC faculty members, are also located nearby on campus.
The MBRC is affiliated with several other research centers and biotechnology companies in Maryland. These include the Center for Vaccine Development, the Greenebaum Cancer Center, the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Institute for Human Virology, University of Maryland General Clinical Research Center, and Alba Therapeutics Corporation.