Research Tracks

The Master’s and PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences programs offer students the chance to focus and collaborate on specific areas of research interest. You’ll select from one of our five tracks and write a proposal for planned research with guidance from an advisor.

Learn more about our program’s research tracks.

Cardiovascular and respiratory biology

Research experiences include molecular basis of cardiac excitation, contraction coupling, biophysiology of cardiac arrhythmias, physiology of ischemia, physiology of heart failure, action of anti-arrhythmic drugs, epidemiology of heart disease, epidemiology of respiratory illnesses and physiology of COPD.

Function and disorders of the musculoskeletal system

Research areas include connective tissue macromolecules, cytokines and growth factors, signaling, pain in musculoskeletal disorders, human movement and kinematics, bioengineering materials, tissue biomechanics, tissue engineering, enhancement.

Function and disorders of the nervous system

Research in the neuroscience areas of developmental disorders (e.g., fragile X syndrome), addiction, aging, epilepsy, and neurodegeneration (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases).

Immunity, infection and inflammation

Train in research areas including the pathogenesis and virology of H IV infections, host-pathogen interactions, chronic inflammation, cancer immunology, allergies, microbiomes and disease.

Translational cancer research

Research areas include stem cell biology, tumor heterogeneity and cellular transformations, metastatic progression, treatment-refractory disease, genetic abnormalities and treatment paradigms with molecular oncology.

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