Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Department is dedicated to the mission of the University through excellence in teaching, preeminence in scholarship and research, and a commitment to effective leadership in professional service in an inclusive environment. These goals are achieved through: daily contact with professional and graduate students involving didactic lectures, group interactions, and individual mentoring; significant contributions to science through innovative research; and, leadership roles in professional activities within the University, among local and state agencies, and at the National/International level in … continue reading

Graduate Studies


It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Department of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. With world-class and award-winning researchers, our program has a great deal to offer you! At the Department of Biomedical Sciences, investigators are engaged in research across a variety of fields, including cancer, neurodegenerative disease, exercise, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory and reproductive physiology… continue reading

October 21

Lisandra de Castro Brás, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, East Carolina University
“Modulating scar composition and structure to prevent long-term adverse LV remodeling”

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September 2021 Publications

1. Cardiomyocyte Na +/K +-ATPase-α2 overexpression confers protection in ischemic heart failure.
Grisanti LA.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2021 Oct 1;321(4):H736-H737. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00505.2021. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
PMID: 34533399
2. A Dual Role for Death Receptor 5 in Regulating Cardiac Fibroblast Function.
Tanner MA, Grisanti LA.
Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021 Aug 30;8:699102. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2021.699102. eCollection 2021.
PMID: 34527710
3. Impact of bisphenol-A and synthetic estradiol on brain, behavior, gonads and sex hormones in a sexually labile coral reef fish.
Gonzalez JA, Histed AR, Nowak E, Lange D, Craig SE, Parker CG, Kaur A, Bhuvanagiri S, Kroll KJ, Martyniuk CJ, Denslow ND, Rosenfeld CS, Rhodes JS.
Horm Behav. 2021 Sep 8;136:105043. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2021.105043.
PMID: 34507054