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Research

Our department has a mix of clinical faculty members with funded research programs and full-time experimental pathologists, including faculty members who are members of the Stephenson Cancer Center.  Our partnership with the Stephenson Cancer Center allows us to further expand the research opportunities and collaboration for each faculty.

The Experimental Pathology faculty members are involved in research focusing on the molecular basis of human diseases.  Research interests include Molecular pathology, cancer biology, cell biology, neurobiology, protein chemistry, myeloproliferative disorders, inflammation, Alzheimer's disease, aging, hematopoiesis, intracellular trafficking, apoptosis, and signal transduction. 

Molecular Pathology Core laboratory equipped with many pieces of the latest molecular biological instrumentation, and other OUHSC campus-wide facilities, such as the Flow and Image Cytometry Laboratory and Laboratory for Genomics and Bioinformatics, provide both the expertise and facilities necessary for conducting cutting-edge biomedical research.  

The research facilities on the OUHSC campus have grown to include the Biomedical Research Center, the recently acquired 700,000+ square foot complex at University Research Park, and additional laboratory space within our administrative office building, the Biomedical Sciences Building.  The growth of our research space provides access to high-end biomedical equipment shared by other departments.  In addition, our faculty regularly utilize resources and collaborate with P.I.'s at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Presbyterian Health Foundation.

A Doctoral Degree in Experimental Pathology labeled the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (or GPiBS) is offered by the Graduate Program, which shares an interdisciplinary core curriculum with the other basic science departments in the College of Medicine.  Members of the Experimental Pathology group are involved in teaching medical, dental, and graduate students, and play prominent roles in numerous College of Medicine and university committees.