Programs, Resources, Collaborations

Research Programs  

SKI’s research enterprise is organized into nine programs that encompass the diversity of modern biomedical sciences. SKI investigators pursue research that spans the full spectrum of discovery, from basic science to preclinical, translational, and postclinical research.

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Inside My Lab: Lydia Finley

Go inside the lab of Lydia Finley from SKI's Cell Biology Program.
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Special Funding Initiatives

Several generous philanthropic gifts have enabled SKI investigators to pursue innovative research directed at solving some of the most difficult problems in fundamental biology and cancer science. Learn more about them below:

  • Kravis Cancer Ecosystems Project
    Supporting ambitious pre-clinical research at MSK to solve the most pressing problems in cancer care using a systems-level approach.
  • Basic Research Innovation Award
    The BRIA seeks to support high-risk/high-reward proposals that embody challenge, innovation, and impact. 
  • Collaborative Research Centers
    Researchers from SKI and Memorial Hospital join forces in 23 established Collaborative Research Centers that support innovative research that spans disciplines.
  • The Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center Funding Opportunities
    Facilitating research efforts on the causes, mechanisms, and treatments of metastasis for investigators with a proven record of progress in metastasis research investigators newly attracted to this area of research.
  • EIO Scholars Program
    The EIO Center supports comprehensive career development program to support trainees engaged in laboratory training in the areas of immuno-oncology (IO), tumor microenvironment (TME), microbe-cancer interactions, and related areas.
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The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Cancer Ecosystems Project: Leading the Next Revolution in Cancer Research

Learn more about how the Kravis Cancer Ecosystems Project aims to understand the factors that help cancer thrive.
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Cell manufacturing senior associate Oriana Borquez-Ojeda

Core Facilities and Resources

Scientists working in SKI labs have access to extensive technological support through the institute’s many core facilities. The cores perform vital services for our scientists and permit even small labs to do big science. 

SKI has its own cryo-electron microscope (a Titan Krios with a Gatan K3 Summit detector), a Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging (MIBI) platform, tools for intravital imaging, and a GMP-grade cell manufacturing facility. We also offer extensive support services for technology development.

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Research Collaborations

Collaborative science is a hallmark of SKI’s approach. The close proximity of SKI to a world-class cancer hospital means that laboratory investigators and clinicians can easily collaborate to speed translational discoveries. SKI investigators also collaborate with their peers at other institutions. 

Collaborative Research Centers 

Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

Memorial Hospital Research

Extramural Collaborations

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Immunologist Xiuyan Wang (third from left) is Assistant Director of the Cell Therapy and Cell Engineering Core at SKI.

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Since 1945, the Sloan Kettering Institute has championed a scientific approach to solving the cancer problem.