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Basic Medical Sciences
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Department Overview

The department is a hub of the basic medical sciences (human biology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and genetics) in the medical program and other programs in dentistry and Health Sciences colleges. Faculty takes pride in achieving excellence in education, research and community service.


The teaching mission of the department is integrated along structural and functional lines in order to provide medical students a solid background and understanding of various basic medical sciences to serve as lifelong foundation for clinical practice.

The research interests of faculty members of the Department are diverse, including cancer research, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular research, thrombosis, regenerative medicine, neurophysiology, structural anatomy in addition to educational research.