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Basic Science/Clinical Research

All scientific research conducted at medical schools and teaching hospitals ultimately aims to improve health and ability. Basic science research—often called fundamental or bench research—provides the foundation of knowledge for the applied science that follows. This type of research encompasses familiar scientific disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, cell biology, and pathology.

Additionally the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has a robust clinical research mission being accomplished throughout our 17 clinical departments. Learn more by visiting our individual department academic pages to see initiatives related to research, education, and clinical missions.


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

As a basic science department of the OU College of Medicine, the role of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is to advance understanding of biological processes at the molecular level.

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Cell Biology

The mission of the Department of Cell Biology is to perform research to understand the structure and function of cellular organelles, to train graduate students and teach professional students, and to provide service, as an integral part of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Microbiology & Immunology

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center supports research of more than 20 different bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases. We collaborate with multiple individuals and centers, both locally and internally, in order to better understand and most effectively pursue comprehensive treatments of numerous diseases.

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Our mission is to increase knowledge of physiology through original research and to transmit information by teaching and publications. The department serves the citizens of Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, and the State Regents for Higher Education.

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Clinical Research

Many departments within the College of Medicine have a robust clinical research mission. Learn more by visiting our individual department academic pages to see initiatives related to research, as well as education, and clinical missions.

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