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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

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Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology

The Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology is the central hub of foundational and translational biomedical research at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Our faculty represent a diverse set of interests, ranging from the neuroscience of sleep to cancer. Their work encompasses both foundational and translational research, extending from cell and molecular physiology to behavioral studies and they employ a full range of model systems as well as human subjects. The department provides research opportunities to graduate students in participating PhD programs and to medical students.

Our goal is to make foundational physiological discoveries and translate them to clinical application. To this end, we recruit to our faculty talented and collaborative scientists, and provide them with state-of-the art laboratories and core facilities. We strive for discovery in the function of basic physiologic systems and their associated disease states with an intent to translate our finding to improve human health.

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Translational Medicine and Physiology
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd

Ken Roberts, PhD
Chair for the Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology
509-358-7516 | PROFILE


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Michelle Sanchez
Administrative and Business Manager

Jessica Gerdes
Outreach and Mentorship Manager

Research highlights

Outreach program aims to recruit future physicians

Discovery could help finetune immunity to fight infections, disease

SFARI 2021 Pilot awardees announced