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The Cardiovascular and Lipid Disorders Division of our Graduate Program is comprised of investigators that study
several different areas of cardiovascular disease. Students can study the disease processes leading to heart
disease, (the number one cause of death in men and women), the obesity epidemic, or developmental abnormalities
caused by alterations in lipid metabolism.
Foci of study are varied and include studies of blood vessel walls, the liver, the intestine, adipose tissue, the
brain, embryonic tissues, and cell culture models of each system.
These investigators approach these studies using a broad spectrum of technologies including, physical chemistry,
molecular biology, cell biology, and whole animal physiology.
This well funded group of researchers receives support from a variety of organizations including NIH, the American
Heart Association, and the USDA.
The Digestive and Kidney Disease Division includes basic science, translational and clinical research programs. The
Digestive group's research interests focus on understanding the pathogenesis viral hepatitis, improved treatments
for viral hepatitis, bilirubin transport and physiology, reflux esophagitis, upper GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel
disease, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, and biliary lipid excretion/metabolism.
Our Nephrology group's specific areas of expertise include basic research in the fields of epithelial cell transport
and biology, ischemia reperfusion injury, ion channels, hypoxia and vascular stenosis in the setting of hemodialysis
vascular access dysfunction.
Division members are also active participants in a large number of clinical trials in the fields of renal and liver
transplantation, chronic hepatitis, chronic kidney disease and lupus nephritis.
The research of the Endocrine and Metabolic Disorder Division of our Graduate Program centers on two primary disease
processes, diabetes and thyroid dysfunction.
Students in this division have an opportunity to study a variety of metabolic pathways leading to these diseases
The Hematology/Oncology Division of the Graduate Program has faculty who offer outstanding research opportunities to
graduate students. Areas of investigation in oncology include the development and testing of anti-tumor vaccines,
translational studies in breast cancer, and the role of cytokines in prostate cancer.
In hematology, laboratories focus on the biology of sickle cell disease and the impact of hematological variables on
diabetes. The investigators in this well-funded Division are national leaders in their research areas, and publish
regularly in first line journals.
The research ranges from basic studies of tumor biology to translational investigations with direct application to
The Immunology & Infectious Diseases Division of the Graduate Program is comprised of investigators that have
developed international recognition for outstanding research in medical mycology, opportunistic infections and host
Graduate students may elect to perform their thesis work in a laboratory that focuses on the molecular and cellular
aspects of pathogenesis in a specific organism, or in a lab that studies host immune responses and their relevance
to the control of infection and disease.
Organisms of interest include the human eukaryotic pathogens Histoplasma capsulatum, Pneumocystis spp and Aspergillus
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