Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. HHMI was founded in 1953 and has flourished as the foremost benefactor for basic research in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, immunology and biomedical research. HHMI has a $17.5 billion dollar endowment and yearly awards around $450 million dollars to scientists in university labs involved in scientific pursuits that coincide with industrialists Howard Hughes' goal of discovering the “genesis of life itself”.

Address
4000 Jones Bridge Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6789
Website
http://www.hhmi.org/index.html
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hughes_Medical_Institute

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