Our Research 

The Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) is the experimental research arm of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Discoveries made in SKI labs are an important driver of clinical progress at MSK and beyond. Our research spans nine program areas: 

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MSK Science Spotlight

In this time of a global pandemic, relying on science to help us make decisions is more important than ever. Memorial Sloan Kettering is proud to announce MSK Science Spotlight, a twice-weekly scientific seminar series featuring illuminating lectures by today’s leaders in basic and translational biomedical science. Seminars are viewable via livestream every Monday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm ET. No registration is required. Seminars last 60 minutes, including 15 minutes for Q & A.

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MSK presents illuminating lectures by today’s scientific leaders.

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A Collaborative Approach 

Collaboration is a hallmark of the research enterprise at SKI. Our scientists collaborate across programs, across disciplines, and across institutions.

Collaborative Research Centers
Researchers from SKI and Memorial Hospital join forces in 23 established Collaborative Research Centers. These innovative centers bring together laboratory scientists and clinicians to spark innovation.

Joint Graduate Programs
SKI enjoys close relationships with neighbors Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medicine, and partners with them in several joint graduate programs.

Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute
This innovative partnership between MSK, Rockefeller, Weill Cornell, and industry aims to speed the translation of basic scientific discoveries into promising new medicines.

The Center for Cancer Systems Immunology brings together faculty from across the Sloan Kettering Institute, such as Alexander Rudensky (left) and Christina Leslie (right).

Immunologist Alexander Rudensky (right) directs the Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, one of the collaborative research centers that makes SKI an exciting place to do science.

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