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About Us

Based in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, the Gladstone Institutes is an independent state-of-the-art biomedical research institution that empowers its world-class scientists to find new pathways to cures.

At Gladstone, over 350 scientists and trainees use visionary science and technology in cardiovascular biology, immunology, neuroscience, and stem cell biology to overcome unsolved diseases. They are supported by cutting edge core facilities and essential administrative partners.

Unified by a common vision, everyone at Gladstone believes that the best discoveries will come from bringing diverse thoughts, approaches, and people together to tackle scientific challenges in creative ways.

Founded in 1979, Gladstone is a nonprofit life science research organization. It has a close academic affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco.

Our Vision

To overcome unsolved diseases through transformative biomedical research.

Our Mission

To drive a new era of discovery in disease-oriented science and to mentor tomorrow’s leaders in an inspiring and diverse environment.

Gladstone’s Core Values
  • Dare to Take Risks
  • Evolve Relentlessly
  • Commit to Teamwork
  • Lead with Integrity
  • Bring Your Passion
  • Enjoy the Journey



  • 28 faculty/investigators (including the three staff research investigators/visiting investigators)
  • 104 postdoctoral scholars
  • 45 graduate students
  • 104 research operations
  • 172 scientific staff           
  • 453 TOTAL


After their Gladstone training, postdoctoral scholars (since 2012) have moved on to:

  • 35% to academia (tenured and non-tenured faculty positions)
  • 26% to industry
  • 8% to science-related professions (including policy and business development) 
  • 31% other (government, non-science related, further studies)


  • 25 laboratories
  • 8 core facilities and 1 technology center
  • 560 publications in the top scientific journals pertinent to biomedical research (from Jan. 1, 2014 to Oct. 1, 2017)