Biomedical Sciences

Who We Are

Diverse biomedical and biological disciplines

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is led by more than 30 faculty members from diverse biomedical and biological disciplines – dedicated to basic research in the life sciences, applied biomedical research and research in medical education. Our mission is to serve the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine through teaching in the medical undergraduate and graduate programs as well as in the Master's and Ph.D. programs with which department faculty are associated.

We are committed to serving The Heritage College, Ohio University, the osteopathic profession, the community of southeast Ohio and the medical and scientific communities at the state, national and international levels.

NEW: The Heritage College Histo-Pathology Core Facility at ARC 240 is now available for use details  

Graduate Opportunities

Tuition Waiver • Annual Stipend from $22,500 to $23,000

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is led by more than 30 faculty members from diverse biomedical and biological disciplines. M.S. and Ph.D. opportunities are available in basic research in the life sciences, applied biomedical research and research in medical education. For more information or to apply, contact us at phd-med-research@ohio.edu or 740.593.2327.

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Cancer Biology
Diabetes and Metabolic Disease
Integrative Anatomy and Biomechanics
Immunology
Molecular Microbiology
Molecular Medicine
Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Disease

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Continuing your journey

Distinguish yourself as a physician scientist and map out your own journey of discovery.

Graduate Programs

Biomedical Sciences

Resources

Resources

From facilities to forms to employment opportunities, you’ll find it all here.

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Areas of Research

Areas of Research

Make discovery personal 

From diabetes to infectious diseases to neurological disorders, our groundbreaking research is making adifference.

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Events

Events

News

October 9, 2019
A study by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) finds new evidence to support the belief that the nervous system plays an important role in age-related weakness. A second study from an OMNI-based team questions the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain. Read More
September 13, 2019
Researchers led by Xiaozhuo Chen, Ph.D., faculty member at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, have already learned a good deal about how the molecule ATP aids the growth and spread of cancer cells. With a grant from the National Institutes of Health, they aim to learn more. Read More
July 10, 2019
A recently published study by Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Professor of Bacteriology Erin Murphy, Ph.D., and her team opened research pathways suggesting science has more to learn about the tools that bacterial pathogens use to adapt to changes in their environment. Read More
July 9, 2019
A project headed by a faculty researcher at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, investigating a novel way to head off or reverse the development of type 2 diabetes, has been awarded a $453,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health. Read More