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Welcome to the Masonic Medical Research Institute

  • Bench to Bedside


    Masonic Medical Research Institute is empowering science for the development of new diagnostics, treatments and therapies to cure disease.
  • Empowering Scientists


    Masonic Medical Research Institute fosters an environment in which scientists can take risks on bold ideas with transformative potential
  • Collaboration


    Masonic Medical Research Institute enables close interactions between physicians and scientists in different specialties, between faculty and trainees, and between basic science and clinical care.
  • Education and Training


    Masonic Medical Research Institute is committed to providing education and training to basic scientists, clinical researchers and students who will perpetuate and extend the fight against disease.

Faculty – Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine

Inside MMRI

  • Local agencies partner for autism research

    Local agencies partner for autism research

    “Autism is a common and complex disorder that causes lifelong disabilities for affected individuals and significant burdens for their families, society and schools,” said Gulhan Ercan-Sencicek, Masonic Medical Research Institute autism researcher.

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  • **News Release** – MMRI researchers publish study

    **News Release** – MMRI researchers publish study

    Scientists from the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI), in collaboration with Nanion Technologies, recently published a study in Biochemical Pharmacology that addressed the deficiencies in potassium (K+) currents in hiPSC-CMs.

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  • Kontaridis putting expansive vision into play

    Kontaridis putting expansive vision into play

    Nanotechnology has come to Utica — but it’s not where you might think. Nano-research is taking place at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Utica. It’s one facet of the lab’s growth under Director of Research Maria Kontaridis, who officially took over in 2018.

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  • MMRI awarded $6 million state grant

    MMRI awarded $6 million state grant

    Masonic Medical Research Institute is getting a $6 million state grant to expand its research space and recruit more scientists, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday morning in Utica. The project will increase research space by about 50 percent and increase the current staff of 37.

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Testimonials

  • With the MMRI opening its doors to him, Brian submitted DNA for testing and received updates on the results. Already a beneficiary of the Institute’s research and advancement of life-saving technologies, such as those embodied in his ICD, he looks forward to the Institute’s development of further diagnostic and therapeutic strategies that will enhance medical therapy for him and all future generations.

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