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NIGMS supports basic biomedical research that contributes to the understanding of fundamental cellular and physiological principles. General areas of interest include cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, biomedical technology, bioinformatics and computational biology. The material below provides details on these areas.

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Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry

Research Capacity Building

Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity


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