Research Overview

Our department’s faculty have research programs in Gene Therapy, Endocrinology, Vascular Biology, Fetal Development, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Muscle Physiology, Mouse Genetics and Cell/Receptor Signaling. Students graduating from the department have done well in the competitive job market, with the majority finding positions in academic institutions and industry.

The Department routinely ranks highly for research dollars per faculty member. Faculty are currently funded by grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Several faculty also have industry support via active collaborations with private companies and corporations.

The department is in the initial stages of increasing its faculty numbers by 50% over the next six years. The department is continually seeking to identify outstanding faculty candidates that can complement or extend the current research interests of the department.