Our Mission Is Discovery

For more than 70 years, the Sloan Kettering Institute has set the pace for cancer science.

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

Find a researcher from one of our labs.

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).

Featured News & Events

This image shows cancer cells (white) and pericytes (green) clinging to capillaries (red). The blue dots are nuclei.

In the Lab

Targeting this signal with drugs might be one way to stop cancers from spreading.

Several zebrafish swimming in a tank

In the Lab

A surprising discovery linking the hormone insulin to skin pigmentation offers fresh insights into how animal bodies take shape.

MSK computational biologist Dana Pe'er

In the Lab

Sloan Kettering Institute investigators are taking important steps toward being able to identify all the cell types in tumors. With this information, they can figure out how the cells work together.

Side-by-side images of brain MRIs.

Feature

A new imaging approach could shorten the time needed to determine whether a brain tumor treatment is working.