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Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 297-4828


Message from the Chair


The Department of Biomedical Science is committed to the growth of research and scholarship in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and within Florida Atlantic University. The Department of Biomedical Science (BMS) is the basic science research and teaching arm of the Schmidt College of Medicine. Faculty in the BMS Dept teach both in the undergraduate medical education program and in the BMS graduate program. Faculty mentor medical, graduate, and undergraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, in meaningful scholarly and discovery research pursuits that enhance the educational experience, while advancing our understanding of human health and disease.

Research strengths within the Department of Biomedical Science include cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, autoimmune diseases, genetic eye diseases, age related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, behavioral neurobiology, cancer, infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, genetic variants, chronic pain and opioid addiction. Learn more about our research here.

Our goals are:

      1) to train doctors and scientists in a collaborative scientific community driven by creativity and innovation, and
      2) to be a community of scholars who educate future physicians and scientists and advance knowledge through discovery.

Through discovery, education and service, the BMS faculty strive to be leaders in their areas of research. Using interdisciplinary approaches, BMS faculty perform hypothesis-driven investigations to reveal mechanisms that underlie biological processes and human disease and collaborate with clinical researchers to facilitate the development of novel diagnostics, therapies and preventive measures.

Janet D. Robishaw, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Biomedical Science
Senior Associate Dean for Research


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