The URI Providence Biotechnology Center is a collaboration of the College of Continuing Education (Graduate Professional Center) and the College of the Environment and Life Sciences (Department of Cell and Molecular Biology). It is the hub for several biotechnology programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as the Institute for Immunology and Informatics, and K-12 and industry training.
The Institute for Immunology and Informatics (iCubed) was established in 2008 under the leadership of Annie De Groot, M.D. and Denice Spero, Ph.D., as part of the University of Rhode Island’s emerging Biotechnology Program.
The Kausch Laboratory has a primary focus on Agricultural Biotechnology, with Facilities located at the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory in West Kingston at 530 Liberty Lane. The Laboratory maintains active programs in Research, Education, Outreach, and Industry Interactions.
The Rhode Island Genomics and Sequencing Center (RIGSC) was established to provide technical and analytical support for molecular biology and genomics research at the University of Rhode Island and all RI EPSCoR institutions.