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As the only basic science department in the College of Medicine, the Department of Biomedical Sciences is truly multi-disciplinary and without walls, functioning in many ways like a Center, and creating unique opportunities for collaborations in research and teaching. Our 36 faculty members are trained in highly complementary medical disciplines, including anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics/genomics, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and physiology. We are continuing our major recruitment drive and have welcomed 10 new tenure track Faculty since 2014.
Faculty members of our Department are actively engaged in delivering an outstanding
education to undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical
students, and residents. Our PhD students matriculate through the Biomedical Science
Graduate Program at ETSU.
The primary foci and strengths of departmental research are in the cardiovascular, neuroscience, cancer, infectious disease and inflammation fields, although other areas of interest and activity exist. Our research applies methodological approaches that span molecular biology, cellular biology, systems biology, and human biology and pathology, much of it in newly renovated space. Through research, we strive to understand disease mechanisms and use this understanding to develop new therapeutic approaches to treat human diseases. Our laboratories are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Heart Association, and a variety of other agencies and sources. Please visit our investigators' web pages for more information regarding our research programs.