Faculty members of our Department are actively engaged in delivering an outstanding education to undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, and residents. Our Doctor of Philosophy (graduate) students matriculate through the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at the Quillen College of Medicine. Our faculty members are trained in several medical disciplines, including anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and physiology. Our research applies methodological approaches that span molecular biology, cellular biology, systems biology, and human biology and pathology. Through research, our department strives to understand human disease pathology and use this understanding to develop new therapeutic approaches to treat human diseases. The primary foci of department research efforts are cardiovascular, infectious, and neurological/psychiatric diseases, although other areas of interest and activity exist. Our laboratories are funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, American Heart Association, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Autism Speaks, Department of Defense and a variety of other agencies and sources. Please visit our investigators' web pages for more information regarding our research programs.