Who we are
In order to fight any disease, we have to understand it. There is still too much we do not know about how cells in our body work, which access points allow viruses and bacteria to attack them, or which mechanisms can transform a healthy cell into a sick one. Since 1996, the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation has supported basic biomedical research, helping researchers realize their vision and thus contributing to advancements in fundamental knowledge. The Foundation’s activities are divided between Harvard Medical School (HMS) and outstanding scientists at the best research centers in Italy, and fostering scientific collaborations across the Atlantic is a key part of its mission.