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

The Seminar Series will return Spring Semester 2021.

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September/October 2020 Publications

1. The Dynamic Interplay Between Cardiac Inflammation and Fibrosis.
Thomas TP, Grisanti LA.
Front Physiol. 2020 Sep 15;11:529075. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.529075. eCollection 2020.
PMID: 33041853 Free PMC article. Review.
2. Mechanisms Underlying Neuroplasticity in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarii Following Hindlimb Unloading in Rats.
Lima-Silveira L, Martinez D, Hasser EM, Kline DD.
Neuroscience. 2020 Oct 9:S0306-4522(20)30623-0. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.09.043. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 33039526
3. Exaggerated potassium current reduction by oxytocin in visceral sensory neurons following chronic intermittent hypoxia.
Dantzler HA, Kline DD.
Auton Neurosci. 2020 Sep 28;229:102735. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2020.102735. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 33032244
4. Tissue-specific small heat shock protein 20 activation is not associated with traditional autophagy markers in Ossabaw swine with cardio-metabolic heart failure.
Silva KAS, Leary EV, Olver TD, Domeier TL, Padilla J, Rector RS, Emter CA.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2020 Sep 18. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00580.2020.
PMID: 32946285
5. Matrix Metalloproteinases and Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases in Extracellular Matrix Remodeling during Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Krebber MM, van Dijk CGM, Vernooij RWM, Brandt MM, Emter CA, Rau CD, Fledderus JO, Duncker DJ, Verhaar MC, Cheng C, Joles JA.
Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Sep 14;21(18):E6742. doi: 10.3390/ijms21186742.
PMID: 32937927 Review.
6. Signalosome-Regulated SRF Phosphorylation Determining Myocyte Growth in Width versus Length as a Therapeutic Target for Heart Failure.
Li J, Tan Y, Passariello CL, Martinez EC, Kritzer MD, Li X, Li X, Li Y, Yu Q, Ohgi K, Thakur H, MacArthur JW Jr, Ivey JR, Woo YJ, Emter CA, Dodge-Kafka K, Rosenfeld MG, Kapiloff MS.
Circulation. 2020 Sep 16. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.044805.
PMID: 32933333
7. Differential mechanisms are required for phrenic long-term facilitation over the course of motor neuron loss following CTB-SAP intrapleural injections.
Borkowski LF, Nichols NL.
Exp Neurol. 2020 Sep 9;334:113460. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2020.113460.
PMID: 32916172
8. Sex- and age-based differences in the effect of central serotonin on arterial blood pressure regulation.
Magnusson JL, Emter CA, Cummings KJ.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2020 Sep 10. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00414.2020.
PMID: 32909922