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. 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. Home to world-class and award-winning scholars, instructors, and researchers, our program has a great deal to offer you. At the Department of Biomedical Sciences, investigators are engaged in wide-ranging interests and fields of study, including cancer, exercise, reproduction, cardiorespiratory health and neuroscience. While leaders in these fields, we continuously strive to expand our expertise, … continue reading

All seminars will be rescheduled at a future date.

April-May 2020 Publications

1. 5-HT2A/B receptor expression in the phrenic motor nucleus in a rat model of ALS (SOD1 G93A). Borkowski LF, Craig TA, Stricklin OE, Johnson KA, Nichols NL.
Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2020 Jun 3:103471. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2020.103471.
PMID: 32504811

2. Loss of excitatory amino acid transporter restraint following chronic intermittent hypoxia contribute to synaptic alterations in nucleus tractus solitarii.
Martinez D, Rogers RC, Hasser EM, Hermann GE, Kline DD.
J Neurophysiol. 2020 Apr 29. doi: 10.1152/jn.00766.2019.
PMID: 32347148

3. Thrombin action on astrocytes in the hindbrain of the rat disrupts glycemic and respiratory control.
Rogers RC, Hasser EM, Hermann GE.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2020 Apr 22. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00033.2020.
PMID: 32320636

4. Endocrine disruption of gene expression and microRNA profiles in hippocampus and hypothalamus of California mice: Association of gene expression changes with behavioural outcomes.
Butler MC, Long CN, Kinkade JA, Green MT, Martin RE, Marshall BL, Willemse TE, Schenk AK, Mao J, Rosenfeld CS.
J Neuroendocrinol. 2020 Mar 22:e12847. doi: 10.1111/jne.12847.
PMID: 32297422