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"What ignites me is knowing the unknown. there is something out there we are going to research and find answers to that will translate to better patient care."
Werner J. Geldenhuys, B.Pharm., Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Werner J. Geldenhuys, B.Pharm., Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Auditory Neuroscience

Promoting excellence in hearing research through a highly collaborative environment, this group currently uses systems and cellular approaches to study the function of the central auditory system.

Community-Based Mental Health

Engaging in research targeted toward improving the health and health care of a population of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease

Promoting understanding of fundamental disease processes and the development of new therapeutic approaches.

Within this focus area are two research clusters — one focusing on cardiovascular diseases and the other on hepatic pathobiology.

Skeletal Biology

Studying all aspects of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue biology in humans and other mammals.