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Areas of Research

Biomedical Sciences

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The interests of the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) faculty encompass a range of research themes in biological and biomedical sciences. These diverse faculty interests are organized into three broad focus groups:

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology | Physiology & Neuroscience | Cell, Developmental & Microbiology

Discover the specific areas of our research and the faculty who are pursuing them:

Signaling Molecules as Therapeutic Targets

BMS faculty: Fabian Benencia, Mark Berryman, Xiao Chen, Karen Coshigano, John Kopchick, Ramiro Malgor, Leon Wince

Ohio University Affiliates*: Kelly McCall (DSM)

Mechanisms of Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

BMS Faculty: Fabian Benencia, Karen Coschigano, Pete Coschigano, Frank Horodyski, Calvin James, John Kopchick, Erin Murphy

Infectious Disease

BMS Faculty: Mario Grijalva, Calvin James, Erin Murphy, Edwin Rowland

Institute Affiliation: Tropical Disease Institute

Ohio University Affiliates*: Kelly McCall (DSM)

Cancer, Immunology and Vascular Biology

BMS Faculty: Fabian Benecia, Mark Berryman, Xiao Chen, Ramiro Malgor

Ohio University Affiliates*: Doug Goetz (BME), Monica Burdick (BME), Kelly McCall (DSM)

Complications of Diabetes

BMS Faculty: Karen Coshigano, John Kopchick, Ramiro Malgor

Institute/Initiative Affiliation: Diabetes Research Initiative, Diabetes/Endocrine Center

Ohio University Affiliates*: Darlene Berryman (HCS), Kelly McCall (DSM)

Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders

BMS Faculty: Brian Clark

Institute Affiliation: Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute

Ohio University Affiliates*: John Cotton (BMS adjunct; BME), Gary Chleboun (PT),  Dawn Sammons (DSM), Robert Williams (BME)

Neurological Disorders

BMS Faculty: Brian Clark, Yang Li

Institute Affiliation: Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute

Ohio University Affiliates*:

Biology of Manual Therapies

BMS Faculty: Fabian Benencia, Brian Clark

Ohio University Affiliates*: David Eland (DFM/OMM), Stevan Walkowski (DFM/OMM)

Functional Morphology and Evolution

BMS Faculty: Audrone Biknevicius, Pat O'Connor, Nancy Stevens, Susan Williams, Larry Witmer

Center Affiliation: Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies

Ohio University Affiliates*: Daniel Hembree (GEOL), Alicia Stigall (GEOL)

Comparative Biomechanics

BMS Faculty: Audrone Biknevicius, Nancy Stevens, Susan Williams, Larry Witmer

Ohio University Affiliates*: John Cotton (BMS adjunct; BME), Betty Sindelar (PT)

*Ohio University Affiliates: BIOS, Biological Sciences; BME, Biomedical Engineering; DFM/OMM: Department of Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Section; DSM, Department of Specialty Medicine;GEOL, Geological Sciences; HCS, Human and Consumer Sciences; PT, Physical Therapy

Institutes and Programs

Diabetes Institute

Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI)

Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute