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: 

Laboratories

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This Is SKI

Discover how we do cancer science.

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.

Featured News & Events
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Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Scott Lowe Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

Scott W. Lowe, PhD, Chair of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and Chair of the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors bestowed upon scientists worldwide.

Q & A

Meet Maria Jasin, an Award-Winning Biologist Who Studies DNA Repair

Maria Jasin, a member of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Developmental Biology Program, discusses her research.

In the Lab

Science Meets Art to Build a Paintable Diagnostic Test for Cancer

A collaboration between a nanotechnology scientist and a visual artist leads to a promising diagnostic test and a new art form.