Biomedical Science Graduate Program

Faculty Research Interest

The four tracks are organized around research themes, and faculty members in each track have corresponding research interests, but are drawn from multiple basic science and clinical departments within the College of Medicine and the entire University of Toledo. 

Students in the Bioinformatics MSBS program can carry out research on the bioinformatics aspects of any of the research topics in the other four tracks.

Cell and Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Stem Cells
  • Cancers of the Brain, Breast, Colon, Liver, Lung, Ovary, and Prostate
  • Cell Death (Apoptosis and Autophagy)
  • Cell Proliferation and Cell Cycle
  • Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
  • Chemoprevention
  • Chromatin Structure and Epigenetic Mechanisms
  • Cell Culture and Transgenic/Knockout Mouse Models of Cancer
  • DNA Damage, Mutation Hot Spots, and DNA Repair
  • Drug Delivery, Viral Vectors, and Gene Therapy
  • Genomics, Gene Activation, and Gene Regulation
  • Leukemia
  • Melanoma
  • Meningioma
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Hormone Action
  • Neuroblastoma and Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Protein Trafficking
  • Role of Inherited Mutations in Cancer
  • Toxicology
  • Tumor Promotion
  • Yeast Biology

Molecular Medicine
  • Aerobic Running Capacity and Cardiac Performance
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Physiology and Protection
  • Cell Growth
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Development
  • Diabetes and Obesity
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Genetics of Complex Cardiovascular Traits
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Heart Failure, Cardiac Hypertrophy, and Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility and Reproduction
  • Ion Transporters
  • Metabolism: Biochemistry and Whole Animal Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Protein Trafficking, Folding, and Assembly
  • Renal Failure and Uremic Cardiopathy
  • Signaling
  • Stress-related Disorders
  • Transgenic and Knockout Mouse Technology

Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Formerly Infection, Immunity, and Transplantation)
  • Antigen Presentation
  • Autoimmune & Allergic Diseases
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology and Pathogenesis of Microbes
  • Cytokines
  • Gene Regulation
  • Graft Rejection
  • Host Response to Infection
  • Immune Regulation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Innate and Adaptive Immunity
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Persistent Viral Infections
  • Signaling
  • Vaccine Development
  • Viral Evolution

Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cell Signaling and Secretion
  • Epilepsy
  • Functional Confocal Microscopy
  • Headache Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Ion Channel Regulation
  • Mechanisms of Neurological Disease
  • Molecular Development and Stem Cell Biology
  • Nervous System Plasticity
  • Neuroblastoma and Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Pain Mechanisms, Regeneration, and Repair
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Somatosensory System Function
  • Stroke and Stroke Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Transcriptional Regulation of Neural Genes

Last Updated: 6/27/22