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Biomedical Sciences

Who We Are

Diverse biomedical and biological disciplines

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is led by more than 30 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 Stipend from $23,000 to $23,500

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is led by more than 30 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.

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Cancer Biology

Diabetes and Metabolic Disease

Integrative Anatomy and Biomechanics

Immunology

Molecular Microbiology

Molecular Medicine

Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Disease

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

Biomedical Sciences

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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

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.

New OMNI studies look at back pain, age-related weakness

A study by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) finds new evidence to support the belief that the nervous system plays an important role in age-related weakness. A second study from an OMNI-based team questions the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain.

NIH funds faculty research into how cancers grow and spread

Researchers led by Xiaozhuo Chen, Ph.D., faculty member at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, have already learned a good deal about how the molecule ATP aids the growth and spread of cancer cells. With a grant from the National Institutes of Health, they aim to learn more.

Blog

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.

Dr. John Kopchick
The research odyssey of John Kopchick

How a mouse helped launch a scientific discovery that improved lives and opened pathways for research into obesity, diabetes, cancer and aging.