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Who We Are

Diverse biomedical and biological disciplines

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is led by 48 faculty members from diverse biomedical and biological disciplines – dedicated to basic research in the life sciences, applied biomedical research and research in medical education. Our mission is to serve the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine through teaching in the medical undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as in the master's and Ph.D. programs with which department faculty are associated.

We are committed to serving the Heritage College, Ohio University, the osteopathic profession, the community of southeast Ohio and the medical and scientific communities at the state, national and international levels.   

Graduate Opportunities

Tuition Waiver • Annual Ph.D. Stipends from $23,000 to $25,500

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is led by 48 faculty members from diverse biomedical and biological disciplines. M.S. and Ph.D. opportunities are available in basic research in the life sciences, applied biomedical research and research in medical education. For more information or to apply, contact us at phd-med-research@ohio.edu or 740.593.2327.

Graduate Studies

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Continuing your journey

Distinguish yourself as a physician scientist and map out your own journey of discovery.

Graduate Programs

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Faculty/Staff Resources

From facilities to forms to employment opportunities, you’ll find it all here.

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Areas of Research

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Make discovery personal 

From diabetes to infectious diseases to neurological disorders, our groundbreaking research is making a difference.

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News

Murphy and Culver named interim department chairs

Erin Murphy, Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Andrew Culver, D.O. ('99), has assumed the role of interim chair of the Department of Specialty Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Four Heritage College faculty recognized as top Ohio University newsmakers

Four faculty members from the Heritage College were among the top 10 newsmakers at Ohio University in 2020. 

Fossil rebuild animation wins paleo art award

Joseph Groenke, laboratory coordinator for the O’Connor lab in the biomedical sciences department of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has won a "paleo art" award for a short video summarizing how he digitally reconstructed a set of shattered fossil teeth from an extinct mammal.

NIH-funded study probes fine details of deafness

Certain genetic mutations cause cell structures in the ear to break down, leading to deafness. With support from a grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers led by Mark Berryman, Ph.D., a faculty member at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, aim to learn more about this process.

Blog

Research spotlight: Ellie McNutt, Ph.D.

In this research spotlight, Ellie McNutt, Ph.D., an assistant professor of instruction in medical anatomy shares her most unique research experience.

 

Symposium helps dad understand daughter’s medical condition

Graham Smith is neither a medical clinician nor a research scientist. But when the Heritage College hosted the third annual International Symposium on Growth Hormone and Metabolism, he attended to learn more about his daughter’s growth hormone (GH) deficiency.

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From astronauts to elders, Brian Clark studies how we stay strong

When Brian Clark moved to Athens, he thought it might be a brief stop. But he stuck around and helped turn OMNI into a powerhouse of research into pain disorders and healthy aging.