The only national laboratory dedicated to the biomedical sciences

Frederick National Laboratory scientists conduct basic, hypothesis-driven research. Our programs investigate cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases to accelerate progress in public health. We collaborate with investigators across the globe to address pressing health questions and pioneer new solutions. 

We innovate and optimize technology and processes. As a national laboratory and a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we support the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and other institutes and centers in the National Institutes of Health. The Frederick National Laboratory provides leadership, scientific expertise, project management, and other technical administrative services. 

About two-thirds of our work is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the remaining third is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.