About HMRI


HMRI is a nonprofit research organization. Our scientists work together across traditional clinical disciplines to understand the causes of common disease processes, and develop new therapies.

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HMRI is engaged in creative research and clinical study of neurologic, cardiac, gastrointestinal, liver and reproductive disorders. More information can be found on our scientists’ pages.

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HMRI conducts basic and patient-focused research covering a wide spectrum of common disease processes. More information about each program can be found on our research programs page.

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Our research depends on the generosity of individuals and institutions. We want donors to be invested in the research they support and encourage donors to designate their gifts to specific programs.

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Researcher Spotlight:

Howard Kaufman, MD


Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Kaufman has passionately pursued efforts to reduce the effects of surgical trauma on his patients through early adoption of new technologies, advancements in multidisciplinary care, and leadership positions in patient safety and quality initiatives.
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Researcher Spotlight:

Martin Han, PhDMartin Han PhD


Dr. Han is a biomedical engineer and staff scientist in the Neural Engineering Program at Huntington Medical Research Institutes. Martin joined HMRI in the summer of 2003, after completing his doctoral graduate study in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.

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HMRI has a long, storied-tradition of supporting post-doctoral education, most notably with the Boswell Fellowship.

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Speakers Bureau


HMRI investigators can explain their cutting-edge science to lay audiences and scientifically sophisticated audiences alike.

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Media and News


Our press releases, videos, publications and newsworthy events highlight the latest scientific developments at HMRI.

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Upcoming Events


The HMRI Seminar Series features a wide range of interesting scientific and medical topics, and is open to the public to attend.

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Huntington Medical Research Institutes


Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is an independent, non-profit organization located in Pasadena, California.


Since its beginnings in 1952, HMRI research has led to the development of diagnostics and medical devices that impact many patients worldwide.  HMRI is Pasadena’s only dedicated medical research institute, with robust research programs focused on diseases of the brain, heart, liver and gut.  With more than 47,000 square feet of research space, HMRI’s physician-scientists bring deep clinical experience into the laboratories to inform basic research and clinical studies including active clinical studies in neurodegenerative disease, hepatitis and heart failure.


To learn more about what makes HMRI thrive, read a published article in California Healthcare News by Marie Csete, MD, PhD, President and Chief Scientist of Huntington Medical Research Institutes.

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