Beckman Research Departments

Every department of Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope includes internationally-acclaimed scientists and support staff who are among the best in their respective fields, pursuing a diverse range of research.

The result? A history of breakthrough innovations helping patients here and around the world, with even more to come in the years ahead.

Cancer Biology

Uncovering the basic mechanisms of genetics, gene expression and function, signaling pathways, mutagenesis, DNA repair and epigenetics as they relate to the development and progression of cancer.

Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics

Studies here are focused on discovering the fundamental mechanisms of DNA replication and DNA damage repair during cell growth.

Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

Offering a multidisciplinary research and training environment in neurobiology with a particular focus on developmental aspects of the nervous system.

Experimental Therapeutics

A concentration on vaccine research and therapeutic strategies, also touching as basic immunology and tumor related research.


Pioneering work that’s harnessing the power of the human immune system, resulting in more powerful, less toxic cures for patients.

Information Sciences

Consisting of several divisions, the Department of Information Sciences enables collaboration in clinical and basic science research throughout the Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, including study design, data quality and training, and computational statistical analysis.

Lymphoma SPORE

Our Lymphoma Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) is developing translational studies to improve the detection and therapy of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology studies an array of biological systems and problems, focusing on the mechanisms regulating expression of genetic information at both the transcriptional level and the post-transcriptional level.

Molecular Immunology

With a dual focus on immunology and structural biology, principal investigators here are researching cell and tumor immunology and structure analysis.

Molecular Medicine

Scientist here are investigating the mechanisms underlying cancer and other diseases to develop novel molecular therapeutics.

Population Sciences

Researchers across multiple divisions are targeting what causes cancer, how to prevent people from getting cancer, and how to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.