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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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Gregory P. Adams, PhD  * Madesh Muniswamy, PhD
Barrie Ashby, PhD Hemant Parekh, PhD
Michael Autieri, PhD

Henry Parkman, MD

Mary Barbe, PhD

Helen Pearson, PhD

Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD * Steven N. Popoff, PhD

Roberto Caricchio, MD

Raghava Potula, MHA, PhD

Marion Chan, PhD

Domenico Praticò, MD
Xiongwen Chen, PhD

Joseph Rabinowitz, PhD

Joseph Y. Cheung, MD, PhD

Servio Ramirez, PhD

Philip L. Cohen, MD

A. Koneti Rao, MD
Denise Connolly, PhD *

Scott Rawls, PhD

Deborah Crabbe, MD

Fabio Recchia, MD, PhD

Peter Crino, MD, PhD Victor Rizzo, PhD
Konstantinos Drosatos, PhD

Thomas Rogers, PhD

Satoru Eguchi, 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 *
James Heckman, PhD

Ronald J. Tallarida, PhD

Steven Houser, PhD, FAHA Douglas Tilley, PhD

Yang Hu, MD, PhD

Emily Tsai, MD

Jean-Pierre Issa, MD

Ronald Tuma, PhD

Laurie Kilpatrick, PhD

Ellen Unterwald, PhD

Raj Kishore, PhD

Hong Wang, MD, PhD

Walter Koch, 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.