The faculty of the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences program makes exceptional efforts to promote student study so that they graduate within four years in the program. All DMU faculty members keep an open door policy for student access. Although every Ph.D. candidate will work closely with (a) thesis advisor(s), any faculty member is available for help with relevant questions.

Our Mission: To train the next generation of biomedical scientists or physician-scientists who will improve human lives via contributions to scientific breakthroughs.

Our Vision: The Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences at DMU will be recognized as a high-quality doctoral program that broadly trains biomedical scientists and physician/scientists.

Kim Tran, Des Moines University ResearchersKim Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Maria Barnes, Des Moines University ResearchersMaria Barnes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Lauren Butaric, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyLauren Butaric, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Kevin Carnevale, Des Moines University ResearchersKevin Carnevale, M.D.
Academic Pathologist
Michael Carruthers, Des Moines University ResearchersMichael Carruthers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Daniel Christian, Des Moines University ResearchersDaniel Christian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sarah Clayton, Des Moines University ResearchersSarah Clayton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Francesca Di Sole, Des Moines University ResearchersFrancesca Di Sole, 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
Danielle Healy, Des Moines University Physiology and Pharmacology DepartmentDanielle Healy, B.A.
Academic Assistant
Matthew Henry, Des Moines University Master of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences ProgramMatthew Henry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Rebecca Hines, Des Moines University LibraryRebecca Hines, M.L.I.S.
Assistant Professor
Chunfa Jie, Des Moines University Office of ResearchChunfa Jie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Biostatistician
Noah MarcusNoah Marcus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Julie Meachen, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyJulie Meachen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Muhammad Spocter, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomyMuhammad Spocter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Lisa Streyffeler, Des Moines University Behavioral MedicineLisa Streyffeler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Eric Wauson, Des Moines University ResearchersEric Wauson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sarah Werning, Des Moines University Master of Science in AnatomySarah Werning, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Admission Staff

The admission staff is here to assist you. Please contact us if you have any questions about the admission process by calling 515-271-1499 or emailing DMUAdmit@dmu.edu.

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