The Beckman Center supports multidisciplinary programs that promote discovery and innovation in the basic sciences and translation of discoveries into new diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

The Program in Molecular and Genetic Medicine (PMGM)

The Beckman Center established the Program in Molecular and Genetic Medicine (PMGM), a scientific cooperative with an advisory board appointed by the director from the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The advisory board meets on an ad hoc basis to provide input on new program development and to evaluate seed grant applications for funding.

The PMGM includes more than 200 scientists from the School of Medicine and campus departments of Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Applied Physics.

The PMGM creates and supports multidisciplinary programs that help translate the discoveries of the laboratory into new treatment protocols and introduce innovative new technologies and methodologies to both basic science research and clinical medicine. These programs join together faculty with diverse perspectives and offer a unique training ground for pre- and postdoctoral and medical students.

The PMGM's Work is Concentrated in Four Areas: