Basic Science Program

The Basic Science Program (BSP) pursues independent, multidisciplinary research programs in basic and applied molecular biology, immunology, retrovirology, cancer biology, and human genetics. Research efforts and support are an integral part of the Center for Cancer Research at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

The goal of BSP is to gain new knowledge and understanding of biological processes relevant to cancer and other diseases, and to develop cutting-edge tools to accelerate progress. Areas of focus include cancer, retrovirology, basic biology, structural biology, informatics, cellular mechanisms, and the genetic factors that influence disease susceptibility and progression. 


Program Areas and Laboratories

  • Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) Immunogenetics
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Molecular Immunotherapy
  • Hematopoiesis and Stem Cell Biology
  • Computational Structural Biology
  • Epigenetics
  • Molecular Genetic Epidemiology