Cellular and Molecular Biology
Students can pursue research interests utilizing molecular biological techniques. Specific faculty research interests are in three areas: (a) cellular and molecular biology and cancer metastasis, (b) human molecular genetics, anticancer agents, and cell biology, and (c) analysis of connective tissue protein gene expression.
Students can pursue research in (a) immunochemistry, (b) immunogenetics, genetic epidemiology of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and diabetes, and (c) cellular immunology.
Students may pursue research in (a) medical mycology, (b) immunopathogenesis of malaria, sickle cell disease, and schistosomiasis, (c) immunology of human breast milk, (d) identification of antimicrobial constituents of plant extracts, and (e) molecular biology and medical bacteriology, gene cloning and vaccine studies, hemoglobin binding proteins and bacterial gene regulation.
Students may pursue research in the characterization of viral pathogenesis caused by CMV, HIV, Ebola virus, viral replication, and viral genetics, including HIV and CMV immunogenetics.