Our graduate students assume full partnership in research, and
we challenge them to be the sum of our collective expertise. Our
faculty and students work on projects without limitations or
Will Borschel submitted his research proposal to the National
Institute of Neurological Disorders and was awarded a $70,000
grant. Borschel credits his thesis committee with guiding him
through the application process.
Michael Garrick, PhD, professor of biochemistry, identified the
first protein essential for normal intestinal iron absorption and
the first mammalian iron transporter to be characterized at the
molecular level. His work provides a major step forward in the
understanding of iron metabolism.
Te-Chung Lee, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry,
demonstrated that injecting adult bone marrow stem cells into
skeletal muscle can repair cardiac tissue, reversing heart failure.
He and his team showed that this non-invasive procedure increased
heart cells and reduced cardiac tissue injury.