Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The Wells Center houses more than 200 faculty investigators, staff and trainees seeking answers to the most pressing questions related to childhood illness.

With the collaboration between scientists and physicians, the center aims to increase knowledge of causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases. Their goal is to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sick children in Indiana and beyond.

The Wells Center encompasses a breadth of multidisciplinary expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology, immunology, molecular genetics, and cellular and integrative physiology—making it a uniquely collaborative environment.

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Research Programs

The Wells Center has ten thematic research groups that focus on the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to childhood illnesses.

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Education and Internships

The center provides an outstanding training environment for trainees at all levels, from high school to post-doctoral learners.

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Center faculty are among the nation's leading experts and have an outstanding record of peer-reviewed studies and external research funding.

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43 Principal Investigators
29 Million annually in NIH funds
249 Published studies in 2019

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