NIH Intramural Research Program
A premier environment where creative scientists conduct fundamental biomedical research for the betterment of human health—we are the IRP.
Research in Action: Turning Face Perception on Its Head
Dr. David Leopold is devising new ways to study how our brains process social cues.
Learn about major IRP discoveries.
SciBites video shorts
Watch IRP researchers provide a quick taste of their scientific projects.
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Welcome to the IRP
The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science. We invite you to explore the possibilities.
Research in Action
Learn about our researchers, their goals, achievements, inspirational moments, and most of all, why they are passionate about the research they do here.
Sean Agbor-Enoh uses an innovative test to predict complications in organ transplant recipients.
Mariana Kaplan aims to stop the immune system from harming the cells it is supposed to defend.
From Our Blog
A Look Back at the IRP’s History-Making Women
NIH Archives Document the Tremendous Importance of Female Scientists
Preventing Cellular Rust Hinders Tuberculosis
Study Suggests New Treatment Approach for Deadly Lung Infection
Examining the Roots of Opioid Use Disorder
IRP Researchers Are Peering Into the Brain to Learn Why Opioid Drugs Are So Hard to Quit
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Calendar of Events
NCI Symposium on Cancer Health Disparities
(register by March 28)