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 resume in January.

September-October Publications


  1. Contributions of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior to metabolic and endocrine diseases.
    Kerr NR, Booth FW
    Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Oct 22:S1043-2760(22)00177-1. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2022.09.002. PMID: 36283907 Review
  2. Preclinical evaluation of new C-11 labeled benzo-1,4-dioxane PET radiotracers for brain α2C adrenergic receptors.
    Alluri S, Eisenberg SM, Grisanti LA, Tanner M, Volkow ND, Kim SW, Kil KE
    Eur J Med Chem. 2022 Dec 5;243:114764. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2022.114764. Epub 2022 Sep 17. PMID: 36272201
  3. Chronic high-rate pacing induces heart failure with preserved ejection fraction-like phenotype in Ossabaw swine.
    Tune JD, Goodwill AG, Baker HE, Dick GM, Warne CM, Tucker SM, Essajee SI, Bailey CA, Klasing JA, Russell JJ, McCallinhart PE, Trask AJ, Bender SB
    Basic Res Cardiol. 2022 Oct 12;117(1):50. doi: 10.1007/s00395-022-00958-z. PMID: 36222894
  4. Suppression of estrogen receptor beta classical genomic activity enhances systemic and adipose-specific response to chronic beta-3 adrenergic receptor (β3AR) stimulation.
    Queathem ED, Fitzgerald M, Welly R, Rowles CC, Schaller K, Bukhary S, Baines CP, Rector RS, Padilla J, Manrique-Acevedo C, Lubahn DB, Vieira-Potter VJ
    Front Physiol. 2022 Sep 16;13:920675. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.920675. eCollection 2022. PMID: 36213237