Role of the Biomedical Sciences Department
The department of Biomedical Sciences provides education and opportunity for research in the sciences basic to medicine. Faculty teach Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and Physiology to students of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Allied Health and Nursing and the College of Arts and Science. Training in research and advanced clinical anatomy is given in the graduate programs.
Drs. Peter Steyger and Laura Hansen were awarded the 2021 University Research Award and the 2021 Dr. Robert Heaney Graduate Research Mentor Award, respectively, during University Research Week.
MD/PhD graduate student, Justin Rudd (in Dr. Laura Hansen’s lab), was awarded Best Graduate/Professional Student Platform Presentation in Basic Sciences during University Research Week.
Neuroscience undergraduate and mentee of Dr. Jian Zuo, Madeleine Urbanek, has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater scholarship for her research in the hearing field. She has also been awarded the Clare Boothe Luce Summer Fellowship and Academic Scholarship.