Disease Mechanisms

Identification of the molecules and elucidation of the mechanisms underlying cellular dysfunction associated with human disease are essential for the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

In our department, a wide range of methodologies and model systems are utilized to investigate the molecular basis of a variety of human diseases, including disorders that result from trauma, genetic mutations, aging and environmental factors. Strong support of collaborative efforts among faculty with distinct scientific and medical backgrounds has resulted in effective translation of basic science findings into clinical applications