Biomedical Sciences


The Department of Biomedical Sciences is a multidisciplinary department that encompasses the Division of Anatomy and Neuroscience, the Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Division of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Our mission is to enhance the understanding of the function of molecules, cells, tissues, and organisms with an emphasis on their relation to human biology and medicine, and to contribute to the training of the next generation of research scientists, physicians and educators. Our faculty support national and international efforts to increase medical and basic knowledge that ultimately contributes to the health and wellbeing of humankind. 

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Raj @ 3-Minute Thesis

Pharmacology grad student wins SIU 3-Minute Thesis competition

A trio of School of Medicine graduate students put their presentation skills to the test at the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on the Carbondale campus February 2. They summarized their research in 3 minutes or less using a single PowerPoint slide.
Ellsworth lab

SIU medical researchers seek causes, solutions for pituitary-related conditions

About one in 4,000 children are born with a deficiency of one or more pituitary hormones that results in a wide variety of health issues. Dr. Buffy Ellsworth at SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale is part of an extensive $2.77 million multi-university grant-funded research project to unravel the mystery of how congenital hypopituitarism (CH) occurs.
Judy Davie

Davie named chair of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Judy Davie has been named the chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in Carbondale. She joined the SIU School of Medicine faculty in 2006, and has served as assistant and associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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