Our Vision

Research breakthroughs can lead to better health, improved quality of life, and a more sustainable future for us all. It all begins with basic science. HHMI’s vision includes a focus on discovery science; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and public engagement.

Joanne Chory, HHMI Investigator, and Marco Burger work in Joanne's lab at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. Discovery ScienceWe drive scientific discovery by cultivating a community of outstanding scientists and equipping them with resources to make and share breakthroughs.

See our research programs, which:

  • Accelerate the success of gifted scientists at dozens of universities and other research organizations.

  • Develop new tools, methods, and experimental approaches to solve key biological questions at our Janelia Research Campus.

  • Foster a culture of open science, with HHMI lab heads making new research articles freely available and exploring new ways to share data and evaluate science.

Erich Jarvis, HHMI InvestigatorDiversity, Equity, and InclusionWe embed equity and inclusion into our vision of scientific excellence, enhancing diversity at key academic career stages.

See our goals for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic science, including all our workplaces.

Visit our Center for the Advancement of Science Leadership and Culture to learn more about our efforts to:

  • Transform science education to better support undergraduate and graduate students from all backgrounds.

  • Provide professional development to improve the experience of science for all.

  • Develop strategic initiatives and partnerships to integrate HHMI's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion into scientific research and programs.

Teachers in a BioInteractive workshopPublic EngagementWe inspire, educate, and inform people everywhere through experiences with science, from classroom media to feature films and journalism.

Experience science through:

  • BioInteractive, a program that provides real science, stories, and data to instructors, preparing them to invite students to explore the living world.
  • Tangled Bank Studios, our production company dedicated to crafting compelling, immersive films about science and scientists.
  • Media partnerships that promote better understanding of science and how it works.