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

May 6

Jacob Russell, Graduate Student, Department of Biomedical Sciences (Mentor: Dr. Shawn Bender) “Novel approaches to target adverse cardiac remodeling”

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May 2021 Publications

1. A Tribute to Charles M. “Tip” Tipton (1927-2021).
Dempsey JA, Fregosi RF, Booth FW.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2021 Jun 3. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00370.2021. PMID: 34080924
2. Cerebrovascular insufficiency and amyloidogenic signaling in Ossabaw swine with cardiometabolic heart failure.
Baranowski BJ, Allen MD, Nyarko JN, Rector RS, Padilla J, Mousseau DD, Rau CD, Wang Y, Laughlin MH, Emter CA, MacPherson RE, Olver TD.
JCI Insight. 2021 May 24;6(10):143141. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.143141.
PMID: 34027891
3. Mineralocorticoid receptor blockade normalizes coronary resistance in obese swine independent of functional alterations in K v channels.
Goodwill AG, Baker HE, Dick GM, McCallinhart PE, Bailey CA, Brown SM, Man JJ, Tharp DL, Clark HE, Blaettner BS, Jaffe IZ, Bowles DK, Trask AJ, Tune JD, Bender SB.
Basic Res Cardiol. 2021 May 20;116(1):35. doi: 10.1007/s00395-021-00879-3.
PMID: 34018061
4. Dystrophin deficiency impairs vascular structure and function in the canine model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Kodippili K, Thorne PK, Laughlin MH, Duan D.
J Pathol. 2021 May 17. doi: 10.1002/path.5704. PMID: 33999411
5. Unilateral vagotomy alters astrocyte and microglial morphology in the nucleus tractus solitarii of the rat.
Hofmann GC, Hasser EM, Kline DD.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2021 May 12. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00019.2021. PMID: 33978480