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Researchers at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences conduct more than $40 million worth of biomedical research every year. Connect with some of our research faculty and learn more about their biomedical or clinical laboratory projects below:
Faculty Research Labs
Exploring bacteria-host interactions, with a particular interest in pathogenic spirochetes and Lyme's disease.
Studying the mechanisms of aging and potential therapeutic interventions.
Working to understand the physiology of endolysosome and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease.
Researching the role of adipose tissue inflammation and anti-inflammatory nutrients in reducing metabolic disease risks in obese humans and animals.
Studying how the Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) involves changes in cellular phenotype from a well-differentiated, immobile state to a non-adhesive, mobile phenotype.
Using pharmacology, biochemistry, and computational, epigenetic, and evolutionary methods to understand the role of the serotonin and dopamine transporters and their role in human health and disease.
Exploring conditions like diabetic neuropathy using bioinformatics, literature and data mining, systems pharmacology, and integrative Omics data analysis.
Focusing on pulmonary disease and the pathology and potential therapeutic intervention into infections such as RSV, influenza, and pneumonia.
One of only a few labs investigating epigenetic regulation during viral infections, particularly the DNA tumor virus field.
Studying the physiological events triggered by pathological conditions in the central nervous system (CNS), including how autoimmune disease produces neurological disorder.
Pursuing the mechanisms that enable epigenetic regulation of gene activity, including the problem of how the same genome is properly read in each cell and how malfunctioning of this mechanism can lead to cancer.
Focusing on the fundamental biology of cellular quiescence.
Using a combination of genomics, biochemistry, and gene editing techniques to study the basic mechanisms and cancer-specific functions of the components of cells that regulate the protein-DNA complex chromatin.
Exploring the function of PARP1 (poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1), a family of proteins involved in a number of cellular processes such as DNA repair, genomic stability, and cell death in Drosophila.
Reciprocal phosphorylation and palmitoylation control in transporter kinetics, including dopamine and serotonin.
Focusing on the neuron/glial response(s) to brain injury, particularly in regards to the mechanisms of cellular communication involved in regenerative events.