Most of our laboratory research is conducted by our Pathobiology faculty and students. As a discipline, Pathobiology ties together the fundamental concepts of biology, medicine, and public health, particularly as applied to global health issues.
Laboratory Sciences Overview
The program applies a multidisciplinary approach as well as the latest research technologies to the study of public health problems such as viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases, as well as other conditions such as cancer. By investigating the mechanisms underlying multifactorial diseases the program emphasizes the preventive as well as the curative, and a broader view of disease etiology. Students will learn how to apply the research tools of immunology, molecular biology, pathology, and genetics to the detection and characterization of cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, and respiratory and parasitic infections. Led by Jennifer Lund, PhD.
Department of Global Health faculty are working on more than 60 projects focus on developing effective and safe vaccines and drug treatment to address diseases like Syphilis, HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and Leishmanaisis.