All faculty members keep an open door policy for student access. Although every student is assigned a faculty advisor to help with problems or questions, any faculty member is available for help with a course question. No specific office hours are kept as instructors are available throughout the school day. Many basic sciences faculty members have research laboratories.

Our mission: To educate diverse groups of highly competent and collaborative biomedical scientists prepared to address problems of human health through basic and clinical research.

Our vision: Be a cultivator of exceptional student researchers who discover and disseminate new knowledge that contributes to the advancement of the treatment, cure, and prevention of human disease.

Francesca Di Sole, Des Moines University ResearchersFrancesca Di Sole, Ph.D.
Program Director and Associate Professor
Maria Barnes, Des Moines University ResearchersMaria Barnes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Kevin Carnevale, Des Moines University ResearchersKevin Carnevale, M.D.
Academic Pathologist
Michael Carruthers, Des Moines University ResearchersMichael Carruthers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sarah Clayton, Des Moines University ResearchersSarah Clayton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Jun Dai, Des Moines University Department of Public HealthJun Dai, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Vanja Duric, Des Moines University ResearchersVanja Duric, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
YuJiang Fang, Des Moines University ResearchersYujiang Fang, M.D., Ph.D.
Academic Pathologist and Associate Professor
Matthew Henry, Des Moines University Master of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences ProgramMatthew Henry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chunfa Jie, Des Moines University Office of ResearchChunfa Jie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Biostatistician
Noah MarcusNoah Marcus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Eric Wauson, Des Moines University ResearchersEric Wauson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Danielle Healy, Des Moines University Physiology and Pharmacology DepartmentDanielle Healy, B.A.
Academic Assistant

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