Rochester researchers are scientists and scholars, inventors and conservators, artists and analysts. They know many of the best breakthroughs in knowledge and creativity occur by crossing boundaries.
Students and faculty collaborate using advanced technology to do leading-edge work in areas ranging from virtual reality to nanofabrication.
The University is home to world-class research facilities and technologies that empower bold ideas.
Our innovative centers and institutes facilitate collaboration as researchers tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
The University's Center for RNA Biology leads research to better understand RNA in viruses, which has provided key information for developing coronavirus vaccines and treatments.
Biologist Anne S. Meyer is helping create a novel, environmentally-friendly material made of algae—which could have applications for fashion, medicine, and space exploration.
Many of Rochester’s research environments are designed to facilitate collaboration and exploration across disciplines.
Rochester is a thriving hub for laser technologies, photonics, and optical research. Our Institute of Optics awards almost half of all optics degrees in the US. And, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics is the largest university-based Department of Energy research program. Building on this expertise, a new NSF-funded project will further position the Rochester region as the premier home for laser ecosystems.
Instrumental in bringing together neuroscience and related disciplines—biomedical engineering, brain and cognitive sciences, computer science, and neurology. This multidisciplinary work has made possible critical research into Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, autism, and dyslexia.Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience