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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 Vickas Patel, MD
Michael Autieri, PhD Hemant Parekh, PhD

Mary Barbe, PhD

Henry Parkman, MD

Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD *

Helen Pearson, PhD

Roberto Caricchio, MD

Steven N. Popoff, PhD

Marion Chan, PhD

Raghava Potula, MHA, PhD

Xiongwen Chen, PhD Domenico Praticò, MD
Joseph Y. Cheung, MD, PhD

Joseph Rabinowitz, PhD

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

Carmen Sapienza, PhD

William Foster, MD, PhD

Rosario Scalia, MD, PhD

Laura Goetzl, MD, MPH Stephen Sykes, PhD *
Eman Hamad, MD

Ronald J. Tallarida, PhD

James Heckman, PhD Douglas Tilley, PhD
Steven Houser, PhD, FAHA

Emily Tsai, MD

Yang Hu, MD, PhD

Ronald Tuma, PhD

Jean-Pierre Issa, MD

Ellen Unterwald, PhD

Laurie Kilpatrick, PhD

Hong Wang, MD, PhD

Raj Kishore, PhD Sara Ward, PhD
Walter Koch, PhD

Marla R. Wolfson, MS, PhD

Satya P. Kunapuli, PhD

Xiao-Feng Yang, MD, PhD

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