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Collaborating across disciplines, the DGSOM faculty leads the evolution of medical knowledge, developing novel treatments and tools to improve health and save lives. Faculty members direct research via close interactions with students, postdoctoral researchers, laboratory staff, and undergraduate researchers.
In addition to a primary appointment in a basic science or clinical department, faculty members enjoy affiliations with DGSOM’s centers, institutes, and Unified Research Themes.
Faculty involvement in these areas stimulates interactions between basic, translational, and clinical researchers and catalyzes the interdepartmental relationships needed to take on the world’s most pressing biomedical challenges.
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Dr. Samantha Butler studies nervous system mechanisms to find a way to accelerate the regeneration of nerves.
Dr. Manish Butte runs the only lab in the world studying how tissue mechanics influence immune function.
Dr. Hong Zhou uses cryo-electron microscopy to create some of the world's most detailed 3-D models of viruses.
Dr. Carmichael and his colleagues have shown that the brain can be repaired — and brain function can be recovered — after a stroke in animals.