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Our Department's Research

Our research activities span a broad range of interests, from molecular biology of gene regulation and expression, to studies focused on neurodegenerative diseases, drug abuse and stress biology and autism spectrum disorders. We are proud that our research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the American Heart Association and other public and private organizations.

Our post-doctoral fellows and faculty have numerous patent applications or disclosures in many growing fields of medical interest, including molecular diagnostics, gene therapy, nanotechnology, and anti-inflammatory therapy. In recent years over 70% of patent activities from the SOM Campus have involved members of our faculty. Other points of pride are SOM's Gene Therapy Center and the Molecular Marker/Proteomic Facility, which are housed within our department.


Our faculty and students are always at the forefront of research. Check out our most recent accomplishments and publications through SOM's Health Sciences Library.

Professional Development Workshops

For Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Research training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the scientific disciplines are stepping stones on the path to professional careers in academia, industry, and public service. However, development of the workplace skills necessary for success as professionals in these arenas are often overlooked, yielding PhD’s who are well trained as research scientists but ill-prepared for work/life challenges that will be encountered beyond the bench.  In order to fill this gap and better prepare our trainees for professional life, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences together with the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience is sponsoring a series of workshops that are focused on the skill sets necessary for successful navigation of career paths in science.

September 2019

"From Ph.D. to Patent Agent: Learning About Careers in Patent Law"
Natalie Fonville, Ph.D., Patent Agent, Riverside Law Firm

Friday, September 13
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science Center, Room 290

October 2019

"How to Get a Position as a Consultant at a Law Firm"
Presenter TBD

December 2019

"How to Manage Family and Career - Achieving Work/Life Balance"
Presenter TBD

January 2020

"How to Get a Position as a Scientific/Medical Writer"
Presenter TBD

March 2020

"How to Balance Finances While in Graduate School"
Presenter TBD