Participating Departments

Our basic sciences departments offer you a unique interdisciplinary education. Explore a variety of disciplines and collaborate with renowned research scientists across many fields.

Researcher in a lab.

Study gene expression, development and differentiation, protein structure and function, and membrane biology and transport.

Faculty in biomedical engineering.

Design and develop medical imaging tools, implantable biomedical devices, engineered tissues and model biological systems.

Peter L. Elkin, MD, chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Take an interdisciplinary approach to the in-depth study of informatics principles and techniques. Focus on a research- or practicum-oriented curriculum and train in hospital or other clinical health care settings and biomedical research laboratories.

Researchers examine enlarge scientific image.

Discover genes essential for biological functions, perform genomic analysis of developmental systems and analyze transcription networks in microbes and animals.

Researcher in a lab.

Explore microbial pathogenesis, molecular biology, parasitology, virology and immunology.

Image of nerve cells.

Investigate neurobiology with an emphasis on molecular biophysics, sensory systems, development and plasticity, brain and behavior, and diseases of the nervous system.

 A researcher in oral biology.

Education and training for those who wish to pursue basic and/or clinical research in dental medicine or the biomedical sciences.

Faculty in surgery.

Offers instruction in pathology, cell biology and human anatomy.

Faculty member and student.

Study the cellular basis and mechanisms of drug action, cell and molecular pharmacology, drug design and discovery, neuropharmacology, environmental and medical toxicology, and toxicogenomics.

Researcher working in a lab.

Supports studies in molecular biophysics, cell and molecular physiology, neuroscience and integrative physiology.

D N A image.

Focuses on understanding biological form and function at the level of the three-dimensional atomic architecture of biomolecules.