NSRI combats Weapons of Mass Destruction through the five research focus areas listed below

Integrating tools and methods for genomic, proteomic, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology for accurate and rapid detection of new and emerging agents. NSRI’s objectives are to utilize expertise and specialized capabilities to develop methods and tools in detection of known and unknown, deliberate or natural, biological and chemical threats.

Medical Passive Defense Against WMD

Advancing rapid, accurate, and field deployable nuclear detection & forensics technology. NSRI researchers are engaged in developing methods of detecting shielded, illicit special nuclear material. World class facilities, such as the Extreme Light Laboratory, enable our researchers to generate innovative and long-term nuclear detection & forensics solutions critical to our national security.

nuke detection

Developing medical countermeasures from discovery and design to manufacturing, bio-containment and clinical treatment. NSRI has unique expertise to deliver solutions in vaccine design, novel preventative and prophylactic treatment, drug delivery, clinical protocols, and training for a variety of pathogens - including select agents. NSRI/NU also has two biological production facilities, including a nanomedicine GMP production plant.

medical defense

Innovating consequence management solutions to protect, respond, and restore infrastructure from a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incident. NSRI has developed a diverse research portfolio that seeks to anticipate and mitigate the actions of malefactors and natural disasters. Our expertise is both broad and deep in cyber security, hazard modeling, and organizational psychology of violent extremist groups, all of which provide critical infrastructure protection vital to our national security. 

consequence management

NSRI provides scholarly solutions, tests, evaluations, and systems analysis for important and evolving questions of the DoD. In the past this area focused on analyzing space, cyber and telecommunications law and policies, but has been recently broadened to provide NSRI with the agility to respond to any emerging frontier within the CWMD mission.

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Our partnership with USSTRATCOM provides an invaluable understanding of CWMD requirements gaps that require significant research solutions. Our UARC is a rapid response way to meet your research requirements. Find out what we can accomplish together.

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