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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program



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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

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The Organ Systems and Translational Medicine (OSTM) cluster is designed to provide student training at the interface between biology and medicine. The OSTM cluster provides educational and research opportunities for PhD, MD/PhD and MS students within the Temple University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. OSTM faculty are from a variety of basic science departments, including Anatomy and Cell Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology, research centers (Cardiovascular Research; Translational Medicine; Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research; Thrombosis Research) and clinical departments. The OSTM cluster promotes collaborations between clinical and basic scientists and offers an interdisciplinary training environment for students interested in translational biology. Research programs available for trainees include cardiovascular disease, vascular biology, molecular pharmacology, metabolic disorders, stem cell biology, and lung and skeletal muscle function and dysfunction.


Students receive an interdisciplinary approach to both in the laboratory and classroom. The OSTM curriculum integrates a basic medical understanding of anatomy, histology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology into current molecular approaches to translational research. Advanced courses on organ physiology and pathophysiology, translational medicine, hemostasis and thrombosis, are complemented with research focused journal clubs and a student seminar series that bridge the basic and clinical sciences.



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Barrie Ashby, PhD Madesh Muniswamy, PhD
Michael Autieri, PhD Vickas Patel, MD

Mary Barbe, PhD

Hemant Parekh, PhD
Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD *

Henry Parkman, MD

Roberto Caricchio, MD

Helen Pearson, PhD

Marion Chan, PhD

Steven N. Popoff, PhD
Xiongwen Chen, PhD

Raghava Potula, MHA, PhD

Joseph Y. Cheung, MD, PhD Domenico Praticò, MD
Margie Clapper, PhD*

Joseph Rabinowitz, PhD

Philip L. Cohen, MD

Servio Ramirez, PhD

Denise Connolly, PhD * A. Koneti Rao, MD

Deborah Crabbe, MD

Scott Rawls, PhD

Peter Crino, MD, PhD

Fabio Recchia, MD, PhD

Konstantinos Drosatos, PhD Victor Rizzo, PhD
Satoru Eguchi, MD, PhD

Thomas Rogers, PhD

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD* Eric Ross, PhD *
John Elrod, PhD Michael Ruggieri, PhD
Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD Abdel Karim Sabri, PhD

William Foster, MD, PhD

Carmen Sapienza, PhD

Laura Goetzl, MD, MPH

Rosario Scalia, MD, PhD

Eman Hamad, MD Stephen Sykes, PhD *
Steven Houser, PhD, FAHA

Ronald J. Tallarida, PhD

Yang Hu, MD, PhD

Ying Tian, PhD

Jean-Pierre Issa, MD

Douglas Tilley, PhD

Laurie Kilpatrick, PhD

Ronald Tuma, PhD
Raj Kishore, PhD

Ellen Unterwald, PhD

Walter Koch, PhD

Hong Wang, MD, PhD

Beata Kosimder, PhD Sara Ward, PhD
Satya P. Kunapuli, PhD

Marla R. Wolfson, MS, PhD

Dan Liebermann, PhD

Xiao-Feng Yang, MD, PhD

Judith Litvin, PhD Gil Yosipovitch, MD
John Martin, PhD  
* Indicates Fox Chase Cancer Center Faculty.  Profiles opens in new window.