Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer


To improve both human and animal health, the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC) fosters an environment of excellence in cancer research and promotes research that enhances competitiveness to advance the understanding of the biology of cancer, and to foster the translation of novel technologies from the laboratory to the clinic.

AURIC has begun to create a vibrant, functional and growing program to leverage this new funding opportunity into a sustainable, university-wide cancer research effort with contacts and collaborations throughout the state, region, country, and world.

Program Goals

  • AURIC will build on existing strengths in nanotherapeutics, nanomedicine, cancer genetics, gene targeting, and the capacity to develop transnational models.
  • AURIC will encourage faculty participation in cancer research and will support and facilitate the strategic recruitment of new faculty whose interests and expertise will advance AURIC’s mission.
  • AURIC will assist faculty members and investigative teams with grantsmanship skills and proposal development.
  • AURIC will explore new directions and opportunities such as links with existing Auburn University College of Veterinary medicine programs as well as with local, regional, and national entities.