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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.