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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

Gluten Free Diet Ameliorates SI Enteropathy in IGA Deficient Mice , Ryan Albert William Ball

Aortopathies: Mechanism of Pathogenesis and Therapy , Mengistu G. Gebere

Leptin, Serotonin, and the Control of Food Intake , Nicholas David Maxwell

Targeting Macrophages in Cancer Models Using Natural Compounds , Sierra Jordan McDonald

Neurodevelopmental and Transient Impacts of Brain Kynurenic Acid Elevation and Sleep-Wake Behavior , Katherine Rentschler

Exploration Into the Relationship Between Colitis and Depression: A Potential Role for the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor , Kasie Lynn Roark

B-Cell-Specific MHCII Promotes Host-Microbiome Symbiosis , Mary Melissa Roland

Cardiac Imaging in Mice With Micro-Computed Tomography: An Assessment , Kyle Porter Stegmann

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Role of Epigenome in Regulation of Inflammation By AHR Ligands 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin and 6-Formylindolo[3,2-B] Carbazole , Alkeiver Cannon

Neurochemical, Molecular, and Behavioral Effects of Intranasal Insulin , Jennifer Marie Erichsen

Sex Differences and Potential Non-invasive Treatments for Calcific Aortic Valve Disease , Henry Pascal Helms

Decellularization Strategies of Naturally Derived Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications , Julia Elizabeth Hohn

Role of AhR in the Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Cells in Lungs During Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome , Bryan Latrell Holloman

The Submission of a Section 513(g) Request For Information , Morgan Ashley Lano

Engineering and Optimization of an AAV Based Viral Vector to Limit the In-Vitro Expression of SARS-CoV-2 Spike-Protein , Ronald Anderson Smithwick

In Vitro and in Vivo Studies of Mediator Kinase , Lili Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Role of AhR Ligands in Immune Modulation to Suppress Inflammation Through the Regulation of Microrna and Gut Microbiome , Osama Azeldeen Abdulla

Role of Estrogen in Regulating Diet-Induced Obesity in Females , Ahmed Aladhami

Impact of Acetylcholine on Internal Pathways To Basal Amygdala Pyramidal Neurons , Tyler Daniel Anderson-Sieg

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Derived Cancers: A Novel Study on Growth and Growth Suppression Utilizing Common Colorectal Cancer Agents , Raymond Kennith Bogdon

Impact of Acetylcholine on Amygdala Network Oscillations , Joshua Xavier Bratsch-Prince

Real Time Neurochemical Analysis of the Brain For Pharmacological Treatments in Mood Disorders And Neurodegeneration , Anna Marie Buchanan

Regulation of Inflammatory Processes by Tryptamine, Cannabidiol and 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin , Nicholas Dopkins

Study of the Effect of B-Cell-Intrinsic Mhcii Antigen Presentation on Germinal Center B Cell Evolution Using The Brainbow Mouse Model , Nia Hall

Mechanism of Therapeutic Efficacy of New Drugs in Glioblastoma , Firas Hameed Khathayer

The Effect of Low Dose Penicillin on Tumor Development in Apc Min/+ Mice , Kinsey Ann Sierra Meggett

Defining the Pathophysiology of Gut Humoral Immunodeficiency , Ahmed Dawood Mohammed

The Role PDE11A4 Signaling and Compartmentalization in Social Behavior , Kaitlyn Pilarzyk

Anatomical Correlates of Age-Related Basal Forebrain Dysfunction , Brandy Lynn Somera

A Novel Model to Study Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Differentiation , Austin N. Worden

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Molecular Mechanisms of Loss of E7 Expression in HPV16 – Transformed Human Keratinocytes , Fadi Farooq Abboodi

17 β-Estradiol and Phytoestrogens Attenuate Apoptotic Cell Death in HIV-1 Tat Exposed Primary Cortical Cultures , Sheila Marie Adams

Helicobacter’s Effects on Colitis/Colon Cancer and the Response to Indole 3-Carbinol , Rasha Raheem Abdulhamza Alkarkoushi

A Comparative Study of Cannabinoids & CB1 Receptor GI Signaling , Haley Kristen Andersen

Expansion Microscopy: A New Approach to Microscopic Evaluation , Ashley Ferri

The Role of Acute and Chronic Neuroinflammation in Depression: Uncovering the Relationship Between Histamine and Serotonin Transmission , Melinda Hersey

The Use of Natural Anthraquinone Emodin as a Primary and Complementary Therapeutic in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer , Alexander-Jacques Theodore Sougiannis

The Effects of Super-Resolution Microscopy on Colocalization Conclusions Previously Made With Diffraction-Limited Systems in the Biomedical Sciences , Madison Emily Yemc

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Role of Epigenome and Microbiome in Cannabinoid and Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Mediated Regulation of Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases , Zinah Zamil Al-Ghezi

Tissue-Specific Roles of Transforming Growth Factor Beta Ligands in Cardiac Outflow Tract Malformations and Calcific Aortic Valve Disease , Nadia Al-Sammarraie

Role of Epigenetic, Molecular and Cellular Pathways in the Regulation of Inflammation , William James Becker

Neurochemical and Behavioral Outcomes of Intranasal Orexin Administration in Young and Aged Animals , Coleman Blaine Calva

Interdependent Mechanisms of Stress Susceptibility , Julie Elaine Finnell

Astrocyte Sensitivity to Dopamine in Culture and Ex Vivo , Ashley L. Galloway

Three-Dimensional Plasma Cell Survival Microniche in Multiple Myeloma , Katrina A. Harmon

Role of Epigenome and Microbiome in Endocannabinoid-Mediated Regulation of Inflammation During Diet-Induced Obesity , Kathryn Miranda

Epigenetic and Purinergic Regulation of Mast Cells Mediator Release , Zahraa Abdulmohsin Mohammed

Effect of TCDD, an Environmental Contaminant, on Activation of AHR Leading to Induction of Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCS) and the Ability of Resveratrol, a Botanical, to Neutralize this Effect , Wurood Hantoosh Neamah

An Anatomical Basis of the Differential Cholinergic Modulation of Valence-Specific Pyramidal Neurons in the Basolateral Amygdala , Nguyen Vu

Analysis of Cellular Interactions Within a Collagen Hydrogel , Austin N. Worden

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Role of Mammary Microenvironment in Promoting Left-Right Differences in Tumor Progression, Metastasis, and Therapeutic Response , Huda Issa Atiya

Enhancements in Alginate Microencapsulation Technology & Impacts on Cell Therapy Development , Marwa Belhaj

Effect Of Resveratrol On The Development Of Eczema , Christopher Carlucci

The Nervous System And Cancers Of The Head And Neck , Christian A. Graves

Turning Up Antitumor Immunity Against Breast Cancer , Johnie Hodge

Exploring Alternative Therapeutic Interventions For The Treatment Of Leigh Syndrome , Stephanie Martin

Regulation Of Prostaglandin D2 And Angiogenesis-Related Factors From Human Skin Mast Cells By Interleukin-6 And Resveratrol , Cody Cody McHale

Advanced Clearing Methods and Imaging Techniques for Optimized Three- Dimensional Reconstruction of Dense Tissues , Caleb A. Padgett

Role Of MIR-489 In HER2 Positive Breast Cancer , Yogin Patel

Operation Of The Leica SP8 Multiphoton Confocal System Using Single Or Multiple Fluorochromes , Amy E. Rowley

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Garlic Inhibits Inflammation during Dengue Infection , Alex R. Hall

Functional Role of the Homeobox Transcription Factor Six1 in Neoplastic Transformation of Human Keratinocytes , Maria Hosseinipour

Individual Differences in Markers of Cholinergic Signaling Correlating to Fear and Extinction Learning , Grace C. Jones

The Role Of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 8 In Vascular Disease , Desiree Leach

Succination Impairs Protein Folding and Promotes Chop Stability in the Adipocyte during Diabetes , Allison Manuel

Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor M1’s Impact on Fear Extinction Learning , Joshua R. McElroy

Hemodynamic Regulation Of Cardiac Valve Development , Vinal Menon

The Role Of Inflammation In Atherosclerosis , Fatma Saaoud

Synergism of Quercetin and Sodium Butyrate for Controlling Growth of Glioblastoma , Matthew Alan Taylor

Mast Cells and Lipid Cross-Talk in Skin Inflammation , Piper Alexandra Wedman

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Tumor Suppressor p53 Response To UV Light In Normal Human Keratinocyte Strains From Different Individuals , Fadi Farooq Abboodi

Vitamin D and Stress Fractures in Collegiate and Professional Athletes , Christian Michael Askew

Linking Obesity & Breast Cancer: Role Of Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 And High Fat Diet-Induced Inflammation On Mammary Tumorigenesis , Taryn L. Cranford

The Identification Of The Direct And Indirect Pathways Through Which Leptin Facilitates Synaptic Plasticity In The Hippocampus , Catherine Van Doorn

Morphogenic Effects Of Dopamine In Cultured Rat Hippocampal Astrocytes , Ashley L. Galloway

Emodin Regulates Macrophage Polarization: Application In Breast Cancer Treatment , Stephen Iwanowycz

Differences In Resting-State Functional Connectivity Of Chronic Migraine, With And Without Medication Overuse Headache, And The Effectiveness Of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block As A Treatment For Repairing Dysfunctional Connectivity. , Kaitlin Krebs

Prospective Assessment Of Health Disparities And Injury Risk Factors At Basic Combat Training At Ft. Jackson , Kristin Lescalleet

Transcriptional And Post-Transcriptional Regulation Of NRF2 In The Heart By The Deubiquitinase CYLD , Bryan J. Mathis

Regulation of Chronic and Acute Inflammatory Disease by microRNA and Microbiota , Pegah Mehrpouya-Bahrami

The Effect of Arsenic on Type 2 Diabetes and Inflammation , Kayla Penta

Factors Influencing The Collagen Fiber Angle Distribution in The Mouse Aorta , Shana Roach Watson

The Role of Epidermal Stem/Progenitor-Like Cells In HPV-Mediated Pre-Neoplastic Transformation , Yvon L. Woappi

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Extensive Genome Rearrangements of Caulobacter K31 and Genomic Diversity of type B3 Bacteriophages of Caulobacter Crescentus , Kurt Taylor Ash

Evaluating Muscle Fiber Architecture , Morgan Ashley Flahive

Characterization of STARD4 and STARD6 Proteins in Human Ovarian Tissue and Human Granulosa Cells and Cloning of Human STARD4 Transcripts , Aisha Shaaban

Cannabinoid-mediated Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Functions , Jessica Margaret Sido

The Effect of 3D Collagen Scaffolds on Regulating Cellular Responses , Chad Simmons

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Metformin Arrests Growth and Induces Apoptosis of Neuroblastoma Cells , Nadia Al-Sammarraie

Cellular and Biochemical Effects of Sparstolonin B on Endothelial Cells to Inhibit Angiogenesis , Marwa Belhaj

An Evolutionary Perspective on Infectious and Chronic Disease , John Eberth

Status Epilepticus Induced Alterations in Hippocampal Anatomy and Neurotransmission , Denise K. Grosenbaugh

The Cardio-Protective Effects of Substance P in Both Ischemia/Reperfusion and and Short-Term Hypoxia Rat Models , Shaiban Jubair


MCP-1 In Colorectal Cancer: Benefits of Exercise , Jamie Lee McClellan

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) mediates immune suppression via modulation of microRNA expression in mice , Martine Menard

Effects of cPLA-2 on the Migration and Proliferation of Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and the 2-D Migratory Patterns of Tropomyosin in Femoral and Abdominal Aorta Tissue , Jaimeson Thomas Powell

The Role of MicroRNA in Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B-Induced Inflammation and Acute Lung Injury , Roshni Rao



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Dissertations for a number of science undergraduate and taught postgraduate programs are available to view in pdf  format from 2014 onwards. To view the outline,  layout, citation style and referencing quality of a science eDissertation follow the steps below:

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023 2023

Microsporidian Spores and the Integrin Binding Loop of the MADAM Protein Are Important for Integrin Signaling and Attachment to Host Cells , Cindy L. Barrett

MET Alterations in Glioblastoma: Characterization of Patient-Derived Xenografts and Therapeutic Strategies , Anna Musket

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Importance of the Microhabitat and Microclimate Conditions in the Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander (Plethodon montanus) Across an Elevation Gradient , Trevor Chapman

A Functional Study of Topological DNA Problem in Human T cells During Chronic Viral Infection , Xindi Dang

Knockdown of C. elegans NAD Kinases NADK-1 or NADK-2 Induces an Antioxidant Response Without Affecting Lifespan , Henry Gong

Investigating the PI3K/AKT/ATM Pathway, Telomeric DNA Damage, T Cell Death, and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated Gene Editing During Acute and Chronic HIV Infection , Sushant Khanal

Validation of the 40 Hz Auditory Steady State Response as a Pharmacodynamic Biomarker of Evoked Neural Synchrony , Muhammad Ummear Raza

The Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in T Cell Aging during Chronic Viral Infection , Madison B. Schank

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

GABAergic-Related Pathology in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex of Postmortem Human Brain Tissue in Autism Spectrum Disorder , Gethien Andrew

Endothelial Heat Shock Protein A12B and Yes-associated Protein Cooperatively Promote Angiogenesis Following Myocardial Infarction , Min Fan

Trained Immunity Enhances the Immune Response and Maintains Microbiome Diversity in Aging and Sepsis , P. Spencer Gill

Genital Chlamydia Infection is Influenced by the Female Sex Hormones Estrogen and Progesterone in Vivo , Amy Gail Gravitte

Role of Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated Kinase in Western-type Diet-induced Cardiac Outcomes under Basal and Ischemic Conditions , Mary Wingard

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Development, Expansion and Role of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Post-Sepsis Immune Suppression , Tuqa Alkhateeb

Axonal Regrowth of Olfactory Sensory Neurons After Chemical Ablation and Removal of Axonal Debris by Microglia , Rudy Chapman

Prevention of Chronic Inflammation by Targeting Macrophage Integrin aDb2 , Cady Forgey

Behavioral and Neurobiological Evidence of Epigenetic Transmission in the Neonatal Quinpirole Rodent Model of Schizophrenia , Wesley Gill

Understanding the Implications of Anandamide, an Endocannabinoid in an Early Land Plant, Physcomitrella patens , Md Imdadul Haq

Immune Activation Induces Telomeric DNA Damage, Reduces Memory Precursors, and Promotes Short-lived Effector T Cell Differentiation in Chronic HCV Infection , Lam Nguyen

A Novel Mode of Action of C-reactive Protein in Protecting Against Streptococcus pneumoniae Infection and Synergy with Antibiotics , Donald Ngwa

Chronic Effects of Methylphenidate on Neuronal Viability and Plasticity , Hannah Oakes

Protection Against Atherosclerosis by A Non-native Pentameric CRP that Shares its Ligand Recognition Functions with an Evolutionarily Distant CRP , Asmita Pathak

Roles of Endothelial Cell Heat Shock Protein A12B and β-glucan, a reagent for trained Immunity in the Regulation of Inflammation in Sepsis , Fei Tu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Exploration of Ataxia Telangiectasia and Rad3-Related’s (ATR’s) Role in Cell Death Regulation: Implications in Development, Cancer, and Stroke , Brian Cartwright

The Distinct Expressions of Integrins αDβ2 and αMβ2 Differently Regulate Macrophage Migration in 3D Matrix in vitro and in Tissue during Inflammation , Kui Cui

Role of ATM in T Cell Dysfunction During Chronic Viral Infections , Juan Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

The Combined Neuropharmacology and Toxicology of Major 'Bath Salts' Constituents MDPV, Mephedrone, and Methylone , Serena Allen

The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Adipokine Secretion , Ashley DeGroat

Quantitative Studies of Amyloidogenic Protein Residue Interaction Networks and Abnormal Ammonia Metabolism in Neurotoxicity and Disease , Jeddidiah Griffin

Metabolic Plasticity in the Cellular Stress Response , Ying Li

HIV Integrase Inhibitor Pharmacogenetics and Clinical Outcomes: An Exploratory Association Study , Derek E. Murrell

Effects of Gender, Age, and Nutrition on Circadian Locomotor Activity Rhythms in the Flesh Fly Sarcophaga crassipalpis , Fritz Prohaska

Characterization of Acyltransferases and WRINKLED Orthologs Involved in TAG Biosynthesis in Avocado , Md Mahbubur Rahman

Virulence Regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa via the Alginate Regulators, AlgU and AlgR, the posttranscriptional regulator, RsmA, and the Two-component System, AlgZ/R , Sean Stacey

SIP-428, a SIR2 Deacetylase Enzyme and Its Role in Biotic Stress Signaling Pathway , Bal Krishna Chand Thakuri

Role of Ataxia-Telangiectasia Mutated Kinase in Cardiac Autophagy and Glucose Metabolism Under Ischemic Conditions , Patsy Thrasher

Investigating the Interaction of Monoamines and Diel Rhythmicity on Anti-Predator Behavior in an Orb-Weaving Spider, Larinioides cornutus (Araneae: Araneae) , Rebecca Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Role of Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 (CB2) in Late Stage Atherosclerosis , Makenzie Fulmer

A-type Lamins in Cell Cycle Regulation , Jaime L. Parman-Ryans

Exogenous Ubiquitin: Role in Myocardial Inflammation and Remodeling Post- Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury , Stephanie Scofield

Role of TLRs, Hippo-YAP1 Signaling, and microRNAs in Cardiac Repair and Regeneration of Damaged myocardium During Ischemic Injury , Xiaohui Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

An Investigation into Formulation and Therapeutic Effectiveness of Nanoparticle Drug Delivery for Select Pharmaceutical Agents , Dustin Cooper

Strategies of Balancing: Regulation of Posture as a Complex Phenomenon , Allison Leich Hilbun

Investigation of Novel Functions for DNA Damage Response and Repair Proteins in Escherichia coli and Humans , Benjamin A. Hilton

Exploring the Relationship Between Behaviour and Neurochemistry in the Polyphenic Spider, Anelosimus studiosus (Araneae: Theridiidae) , Jennifer B. Price

In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of Chlamydia and HSV Co-infection , Jessica A. Slade

A novel role of human DNA damage checkpoint protein ATR in suppressing Ca2+ overload-induced PARP1-mediated necrosis , Hui Wang-Heaton

Pharmacokinetics, Tissue Distribution, Synergistic Activity, and Antitumor Activity of Two Isomeric Flavones , Crystal L. Whitted

Regulation of Acute and Chronic Immune Responses by β-Arrestin2 , Hui Yan

Endothelial HSPA12B is a Novel Protein for the Preservation of Cardiovascular Function in Polymicrobial Sepsis via Exosome MiR-126 , Xia Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Role of Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated Kinase in the Healing Process of the Heart Following Myocardial Infarction , Laura L. Daniel

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Cellular-based Brain Pathology in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex of Males with Autism Spectrum Disorder , Jessica D. Crawford

Extracellular Ubiquitin: Role in Cardiac Myocyte Apoptosis and Myocardial Remodeling , Christopher Ray Daniels

Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Ischemic Heart and Brain Injury: Modulation of Toll-Like Receptor-Mediated Signaling Pathways and PI3K/Akt Signaling , Chen Lu

Regulation of C-reactive Protein Gene Expression and Function , Avinash N. Thirumalai

A Comprehensive Study of the Effects of Neurotoxins on Noradrenergic Phenotypes, Neuronal Responses and Potential Intervention by Antidepressants in Noradrenergic Cells , Yan Wang

HIF-1α in the Heart: Provision of Ischemic Cardioprotection and Remodeling of Nucleotide Metabolism , Joe Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

An Examination of the Inhibitory Effects of Antibiotic Combinations on Ribosome Biosynthesis in Staphylococcus aureus , Justin Beach

Genetic Imbalances in Endometriosis Detected by Oligonucleotide-Array Based Comparative Genomic Hybridization , Natalie Burke

Arrested and Aberrant: Effects of Amoxicillin in a Murine Model of Chlamydial Infection , Regenia Beth Phillips Campbell

Identification and Characterization of Genetic Factors Involved in Candida-Bacterial Interactions , Sean J. Fox

Mechanisms of the Anti-Pneumococcal Function of C-Reactive Protein , Toh B. Gang

Microsporidia Spore Adherence and Host Cell Infection In Vitro , Cory A. Leonard

New Insights into the Roles of Human DNA Damage Checkpoint Protein ATR in the Regulation of Nucleotide Excision Repair and DNA Damage-Induced Cell Death , Zhengke Li

Novel Ester Substrates for the Detection and Treatment of Prostate Cancer , Christopher Allen McGoldrick

Novel Roles of Replication Protein A Phosphorylation in Cellular Response to DNA Damage , Moises A. Serrano

Bioengineering the Expression of Active Recombinant Human Cathepsin G, Enteropeptidase, Neutrophil Elastase, and C-Reactive Protein in Yeast , Eliot T. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

Prelamin A Influences a Program of Gene Expression In Regulation of Cell Cycle Control , Christina N. Bridges

Detection and Purification of a Novel Natural Inhibitory Compound from an Isolated Strain of Rhodococcus Using an Agar Extraction Method , Megan Carr

An Investigation of Bacterial Ribonucleases as an Antibiotic Target , Ashley Denise Frazier

Stabilization of the Cardiac Nervous System During Cardiac Stress Induces Cardioprotection , David D. Gibbons

The Effects of Nicotine Administration on Behavior and Markers of Brain Plasticity in a Rodent Model of Psychosis , Marla K. Perna

Effects of Burn Injury on Biological Ethanol and Ethyl Glucuronide Concentrations , Trista Haupt Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

Role of Type 2 Cannabinoid Receptor (CB2) in Atherosclerosis. , Courtney Denise Netherland

Biopharmaceutic and Pharmacokinetic Studies of Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate as an Excipient for Oral Drug Delivery. , Martin Ray Tant

Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

The Effect of Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Activation Pattern and Feedback Condition on the Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential. , Mary Jo Davenport

Mosaic Analysis with Double Markers (MADM) as a Method to Map Cell Fates in Adult Mouse Taste Buds. , Preston D. Moore

The Multifaceted Contribution of Natural Killer Cells During Herpes Simplex Type-1 Viral Infection. , Stacie N. Woolard

Theses/Dissertations from 2009 2009

Determining Putative Secondary Product Glucosyltransferase Expression During Citrus paradisi Growth and Development. , Jala Daniel

Dopamine D2 Receptor Priming Enhances Dopaminergic Response to Amphetamine in the Nucleus Accumbens: Role of the D1 and D2 Receptors. , Kimberly Norris Huggins

Localization of Calbindin-D 28k in Extra-Embryonic Membranes of Two Oviparous Scincid Lizards. , Shuo Li

Nectin-1 is Degraded in Chlamydia trachomatis -Infected Genital Epithelial Cells and is Required for Herpes Simplex Virus Co-Infection-Induced C. trachomatis Persistence. , Jingru Sun

Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

Elucidating the Role of the α7 Nicotinic Receptor in the Etiology of Schizophrenia. , Michelle Johnson Chandley

Identification of Chlamydial Iron-Responsive Proteins during Intracellular Growth. , Brian D. Dill

Antigen Trafficking within Chlamydia trachomatis -Infected Polarized Human Endometrial Epithelial Cells. , David Kelley Giles

Urinary Excretion of (1-3)-Beta-D-Glucans. , Debra K. Head

Expression, Purification, and Characterization of the Mast Cell Proteases Chymase and Cathepsin G. , Brent E. Lockhart

Characterization of Murine Cardiac Cholinergic Innervation and Its Remodeling in Type 1 Diabetes. , Abigail Marie Mabe

Structural and Biochemical Investigation of the Molecular Mechanisms of DNA Response and Repair in Humans and Escherichia coli . , Steven Michael Shell

Characterization of Heat Shock Protein A12B as a Novel Angiogenesis Regulator. , Rebecca J. Steagall

Herpes Simplex Virus Glycoprotein D/Host Cell Surface Interaction Stimulates Chlamydia trachomatis Persistence via a Novel Pathway. , Jennifer Vanover

Theses/Dissertations from 2007 2007

Characterization of a 30S Ribsomal Subunit Intermediate Found in Escherichia coli Cells Growing with Neomycin and Paromomycin. , Cerrone Renee Foster

Localization of a Microsporidia ADAM (A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease Domain) Protein and Identification of Potential Binding Partners. , Carrie E. Jolly

T-cell Dysfunction by HCV Core Protein Involves PD-1/PD-L1 Signaling. , Billy Ellis King

1, Structural and Functional Studies of Human Replication Protein A; 2 DNA Damage Responses and DNA Repair Defects in Laminopathy-Based Premature Aging. , Yiyong Liu

Antibiotics that Inhibit 30S or 50S Ribosomal Subunit Formation: Hygromycin B, Quinupristin-Dalfopristin and XRP 2868. , Susan Mabe McGaha

Molecular Mechanisms of Interleukin-1beta-Stimulated Regulation of Angiogenesis in Cardiac Microvascular Endothelial Cells. , Deidra Jill Hopkins Mountain

Studies on a 50S Ribosomal Precursor Particle as a Substrate for erm E Methyltransferase Enzyme in Staphylococcus aureus . , Indira Pokkunuri

Examination of Microsporidia Spore Adherence and Host Cell Infection In Vitro . , Timothy Robert Southern

Periplasmic Modification of the 1-Phosphate Group of Lipid A in Gram-Negative Bacteria. , An Xuong Tran

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Theses and dissertations are documents that present an author's research findings, which are submitted to the University in support of their academic degree. They are very useful to consult when carrying out your own research because they:

  • provide a springboard to scope existing literature
  • provide inspiration for the finished product
  • show you the evolution of an author's ideas over time
  • provide relevant and up-to-date research (for recent theses and dissertations)

On this page you will find guidance on how to search for and access theses and dissertations in the Bodleian Libraries and beyond.


Terms you may encounter in your research.

Thesis: In the UK, a thesis is normally a document that presents an author's research findings as part of a doctoral or research programme.

Dissertation: In the UK, a dissertation is normally a document that presents an author's research findings as part of an undergraduate or master's programme.

DPhil: An abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, which is an advanced research qualification. You may also see it referred to as PhD.

ORA: The Oxford University Research Archive , an institutional repository for the University of Oxford's research output including digital theses.

Theses and dissertations

  • Reading theses and dissertations in the Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries collection holds DPhil, MLitt and MPhil theses deposited at the University of Oxford, which you can consult. You may also be interested to read theses and dissertations beyond the University of Oxford, some of which can be read online, or you can request an inter-library loan.

Help with theses and dissertations

To find out more about how to find and access theses and dissertations in the Bodleian Libraries and beyond, we recommend the following:

  • Bodleian Libraries theses and dissertations Links to information on accessing the Bodleian Libraries collections of Oxford, UK, US and other international theses.
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  • Help & guidance for digital theses Information on copyright, how to deposit your thesis in ORA and other important matters
  • Guide to copyright The Bodleian Libraries' Quick guide to copyright and digital sources.

Plagiarism checking tools

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Seek your Supervisor or Tutor's guidance. In addition, your Supervisor or Tutor may decide to submit your work to Turnitin, accessible to teaching staff only. Visit the Turnitin website for product information.

Consult books - suggested reading:

  • Neville, C. (2016). The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism (3rd ed.).  Maidenhead: Open University Press. Title available in e-book and print format - shelfmark PN171.F56 NEV 2016 in the Radcliffe Science Library 
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Do histone modifications control gene expression?

Does endotoxin cause or contribute to neurodegenerative diseases?

Molecular interactions of drugs with the allosteric sites of vertebrate Cys-loop receptors

Why do bacteria carry toxin-antitoxin systems?

Aneuploidy in cancer: lessons so far

Big data in genomics and healthcare and how it has defined cancer diagnosis and treatment

Modelling in Biology: accurate descriptions of our pathetic thinking or pathetic descriptions of the real world?

Trace the economic and biological causes of the current antibiotic resistance crisis. Is there a solution and, if so, does it lie in the hands of patients, clinicians, regulators or researchers?

Transposable elements – a powerful force driving evolution

Can the gut microbiota influence host appetite? Implications for the aetiology of obesity

Can vaccine innovation solve the last mile problem for vaccines in low-resource settings

Eradication of Polio: Past Challenges and Future Prospects

Is the age of antibiotics over?

Microbiome regulation of the gut-brain axis: implications for anxiety and depression

On the origin of the bacterial flagellum: an example of irreducible complexity?

Recent advances in the blockade of immune checkpoints in cancer immunotherapy

What are the major causes of delay in response to emerging disease outbreaks: the case of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Cystic-fibrosis related diabetes

How do SNAREs mediate membrane fusion?

Is CRISPR ready for the clinic?

Phantom pain: a ghost in the machine or a biological basis?

Plant-derived polysaccharides - sweet medicine of tomorrow?

Why are opioids problematic analgesics?

Plant Sciences

"Scrambled Genomes": examining the methodology and goals of the Sc2.0 synthetic genome project

Engineering C4 Rice: Molecular Targets and Progress so far

Is Trehalose-6-phosphate a central regulator of plant carbon partitioning?

Sucrose signalling and its role in plant development

Who needs cells anyway?

Is visual adaptation diminished in autism spectrum disorders?

Memory reconsolidation blockade: a novel treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Parental influence on child language development: does gender matter?

Sleep disorders as model for Consciousness Research: a cognitive framework for parasomnias

The role of genetics in the transgenerational transmission of memories

The role of insulin in cognitive decline in the elderly

Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Adaptations of cancer cells for metastasis to the brain

How and why is the infant gut microbiota affected by caesarean section? The crying need for well-designed research

How do astrocytes support and modulate neuronal function? Exploring neurovascular coupling, neurometabolic coupling, and gliotransmission

The missing nuances of science and society: How popular science is shaping policy and understanding

The role of operant conditioning in spinal cord plasticity and its potential therapeutic implications for spinal cord injury

The significance of proinflammatory mediators in disrupting HRV: a link to cardiovascular morbidity in schizophrenia?

Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour

Prenatal stress: relevance to major depressive disorder

Promises and limitations of a combinatorial approach to spinal cord injury

Social neurons? A critical examination of how individual neurons might implement primate social cognition

The bidirectional relationship between the hippocampus and metabolic syndrome

The Cognitive and Neurobiological Benefits of an Imperfect Memory

Why are drug seeking habits maladaptive?

How have homosexual mating preferences evolved in males and females?

How relevant is the Drosophila segmentation paradigm to the study of segmentation in other arthropods and other animals?

Mechanisms of mass extinction

Migration of Homo erectus out of Africa

The meaning of alarm calls: honesty and deception

Wolves verses Eurasian Lynx as candidates for large predator reintroduction in mainland Britain - which may be the most suitable and why?

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Conservation science.

Causes and remedies for the decline in red squirrel numbers in Britain

How do deer impact forest organisms in UK lowland woodland?

Reintroduction and translocation as conservation tools for rhinos

Translocation as a tool for tiger ( Panthera tigris ) conservation: problems and potential solutions

With respect to myxomatosis and RHD virus how have rabbit populations co-evolved with the viruses and how may rabbit populations be affected in the future?

Development and Psychopathology

To what extent have biasing in screening and diagnosis contributed to the sex ratios observed in autism?

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Medicalisation and violence against women: implications for the medical encounter

Human Ecology and Behaviour

The use of wood in prehistory

Neural Degeneration and Regeneration

Progress towards establishing lead times of biomarkers for early diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease

The Pharmacological Targeting of the Amyloid-beta pathway in Alzheimer's: issues and prospects

Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine

Dementia: how changing perspectives affect clinical decision making

Should the MMR vaccine be mandatory? The problem of herd immunity threshold

Psychology and Social Issues

Reducing Extremist Violence by increasing Integrative Complexity - why understanding the role of emotion is central to success

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Past dissertations

"Characterization of the Cortical Electrophysiological Effects of Motor Thalamic DBS" Advisor: Matt Johnson

"Biointerfacing Polymers to Overcome Challenges in Vaccine Delivery, Gene Therapy, and Cancer Therapy" Advisor: Chun Wang

Julian Preciado

"Development of Silica-based Physical Confinement Models to Isolate and Study Dormancy-prone Cancer Cells" Advisor: Al Aksan

Ghaidan Shamsan

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Nader Tavaf

"Improving Signal to Noise Ratio in Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging" Advisor: Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele, MD, PhD

José Valdez

"Impact of Blood Rheology on Chronic and Systemic Effects in Sickle Cell Disease" Advisor: Dave Wood

Malaney Young

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Jeanette Marie Caronia

"Developing Bioinstructive Materials for Cardiac Repair" Advisor: Samira Azarin

Logan L Grado

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Geneva Ruth Hargis

"Microfluidic Model Systems to Evaluate Endothelial Cell Phenotype in Disease" Advisor: David Wood

Tiffany Louisa Held

"Perception and Mechanical Properties of the Pacinian Corpuscle" Advisor: Victor Barocas

Mikayle Holm

"Novel Educational Tools to Understand the Cardiac Device Delivery Pathways" Advisor: Paul Iaizzo

Ethan Yize Leng

"Computer-aided Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer with Multiparametric MRI" Advisor: Greg Metzger

Kenneth Louie

"Using Quantified Motor Behavior Outcomes to Improve Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease" Advisor: Tay Netoff

Jessica Ann McKay

"High-Resolution Breast Diffusion Weighted Imaging with Improved Nyquist Ghost Correction and Simultaneous Multislice Imaging" Advisor: Patrick Bolan

Sofie Alice O'Brien

"Genomic Analysis and Engineering of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells for Improved Therapeutic Protein Production" Advisor: Wei-Shou Hu

Jennifer One

"Characterization of Natural Killer Cell Activation and Functionality for Cell Therapy Applications" Advisor: Wei-Shou Hu and Samira Azarin

Preethy Parthiban

"Effect of Constant-DI Pacing on Single Cell Cardiac Dynamics" Advisor: Alena Talkachova

Sina Shirinpour

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Emily Anne Bermel

"Examining the Collagen Fiber Alignment in Cadaveric Lumbar Facet Capsular Ligaments and Their Effect on the Mechanics of the Spine at Multiple Scales" Advisor: Victor Barocas

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Hongsun Guo

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Molly Elizabeth Kupfer

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Chih Hung Lo

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Julia Slopsema

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Supriya V Thathachary

"A Single-Element Fiber Transducer for All-Optical Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Sensing" Advisor: Shai Ashkenazi

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Contribution of the centriolar protein trichoplein to endothelial cell function in brain vasculature , magnetic resonance elastography: a novel imaging technique to assess knee joint function using a bespoke loading device in patients undergoing total knee replacement , transcriptome-wide association analysis of survival in colorectal cancer patients , molecular evolution of rectal cancer , role of the gut microbiota in clostridioides difficile infection , improving engraftment for cell therapy in cholangiopathies , use of scrna-seq to characterise the tumour microenvironment of high grade serous ovarian carincoma (hgsoc) , utility of animal models for studying the human neuromuscular junction in health and disease , investigating modifiers that can regulate selective vulnerability in mouse models of spinal muscular atrophy , data, deep learning and depression: can artificial neural networks learn risk factors for depression from genetic variants and radiology reports , translational and mechanistic studies of protection of human kidney cells from injury , characterisation of human pericardial adipose tissue b cells and natural antibody production during obesity and ageing , health care seeking practices and barriers to health care seeking for suspected pneumonia in children aged less than five years in tribal and non-tribal rural areas of pune district, india , 'off-to-on' fluorogenic amino acids into small proteins , developing a video expert panel as a reference standard to evaluate respiratory rate counting in paediatric pneumonia diagnosis , motoric cognitive risk: epidemiology of a walking speed-based syndrome to predict dementia , investigating the function of e3 ubiquitin ligase, ubr2, in chromosome stability , remission of type 2 diabetes in scotland , discovery of novel renal epithelial senescence associated biomarkers , abnormal microvascular phenotypes in a mouse model of glioblastoma and the effect of vessel compression on blood flow .

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Harvard University Theses, Dissertations, and Prize Papers

The Harvard University Archives ’ collection of theses, dissertations, and prize papers document the wide range of academic research undertaken by Harvard students over the course of the University’s history.

Beyond their value as pieces of original research, these collections document the history of American higher education, chronicling both the growth of Harvard as a major research institution as well as the development of numerous academic fields. They are also an important source of biographical information, offering insight into the academic careers of the authors.

Printed list of works awarded the Bowdoin prize in 1889-1890.

Spanning from the ‘theses and quaestiones’ of the 17th and 18th centuries to the current yearly output of student research, they include both the first Harvard Ph.D. dissertation (by William Byerly, Ph.D . 1873) and the dissertation of the first woman to earn a doctorate from Harvard ( Lorna Myrtle Hodgkinson , Ed.D. 1922).

Other highlights include:

  • The collection of Mathematical theses, 1782-1839
  • The 1895 Ph.D. dissertation of W.E.B. Du Bois, The suppression of the African slave trade in the United States, 1638-1871
  • Ph.D. dissertations of astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (Ph.D. 1925) and physicist John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (Ph.D. 1922)
  • Undergraduate honors theses of novelist John Updike (A.B. 1954), filmmaker Terrence Malick (A.B. 1966),  and U.S. poet laureate Tracy Smith (A.B. 1994)
  • Undergraduate prize papers and dissertations of philosophers Ralph Waldo Emerson (A.B. 1821), George Santayana (Ph.D. 1889), and W.V. Quine (Ph.D. 1932)
  • Undergraduate honors theses of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (A.B. 1940) and Chief Justice John Roberts (A.B. 1976)

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If you're a Harvard undergraduate writing your own thesis, it can be helpful to review recent prize-winning theses. The Harvard University Archives has made available for digital lending all of the Thomas Hoopes Prize winners from the 2019-2021 academic years.

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For an A.B. degree, a research thesis is strongly encouraged but not required; a thesis is necessary to be considered for High or Highest Honors. Additionally, a thesis will be particularly useful for students interested in pursuing graduate engineering research. 

In the S.B. degree programs, every student completes a design thesis as part of the required senior capstone design course (ES 100hf). During the year-long course students design and prototype a solution to an engineering problem of their own choice.

The guide below provides an overview of the requirement for a thesis in Biomedical Engineering:

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Some recent thesis examples across all of SEAS can be found on the Harvard DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard) repository .

Biomedical Engineering (A.B.) Senior thesis examples:

  • Engineering a Functionalized Biofilm-Based Material for Modulating Escherichia Coli’s Effects in the Mammalian Gastrointestinal Tract
  • The MiR-130/301 Family Controls Cellular Survival in Pulmonary Hypertension
  • The Role of Cell Compaction in Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Towards 3D Bioprinting of a Vascularized Convoluted Proximal Tubule
  • Biomechanical Therapy: A Soft Robotic Drug Delivery Device
  • The Clean Cut: Design, Synthesis, Assay Optimization, and Biological Evaluation of Compounds That Can Produce Double Strand Breaks in Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  • Dilating Health, Healthcare, and Well-Being: Experiences of LGBTQ+ Thai People (Joint with Women and Gender Studies)

Biomedical Engineering (S.B.) Senior thesis examples:

  • Predicting the Severity of Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia of Parkinson’s Patients Through Template Matching
  • Development of 3D-Printed Bony Implants for Biomimetic Ear Canal Wall Reconstruction
  • Powassan Nanobody Diagnostic
  • Microfluidic-based In-droplet Transcript Barcoding Platform for Identification of T Cell Receptors and Target Epitopes
  • Adjustable stiffness splint based on principles of laminar jamming
  • Oil-Infused Silicone Tympanostomy Tube as a Novel Treatment of Recurrent Otitis Media
  • Cardiac Fibrosis-on-a-Chip: Fibrotic Cardiac Tissues on Biomimetic Nanofiber Scaffolds for Anti-fibrosis Drug Screening
  • In Vitro Model for the Placental Barrier
  • Multi-drug Device for Improved Diabetic Control
  • Correlation of Core to Skin Temperature for Temp-Sensing Wearable Device
  • Alginate Hydrogels for Topical Delivery of Ultra-High Concentrations of Antibiotics in Burn Wounds
  • Cellular Invasion into Three-Dimensional, RGD-Functionalized PTFE Mesh
  • Insulin transdermal patch
  • Handheld Device for Dermatological Diagnosis
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Although choosing relevant biomedical research topics is often an arduous task for many, it shouldn’t be for you. You no longer have to worry as we have provided you with a list of topics in biomedical science in this write-up.

Biomedical research is a broad aspect of science, and it is still evolving. This aspect of science involves a variety of ways to prevent and treat diseases that lead to illness and death in people.

This article contains 45 biomedical topics. The topics were carefully selected to guide you in choosing the right topics. They can be used for presentations, seminars, or research purposes, as the case may be.

So, suppose you need topics in biomedical ethics for papers or biomedical thesis topics for various purposes. In that case, you absolutely have to keep reading! Are you ready to see our list of biomedical topics? Then, let’s roll.

Biomedical Engineering Research Topics

Biomedical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with providing solutions to problems in medicine and biology. Biomedical engineering research is an advanced area of research. Are you considering taking up research in this direction?

Research topics in this area cannot just be coined while eating pizza. It takes a lot of hard work to think out something meaningful. However, we have made a list for you! Here is a list of biomedical engineering topics!

  • How to apply deep learning in biomedical engineering
  • Bionics: the latest discoveries and applications
  • The techniques of genetic engineering
  • The relevance of medical engineering today
  • How environmental engineering has affected the world

Biomedical Ethics Topics

There are ethical issues surrounding healthcare delivery, research, biotechnology, and medicine. Biomedical Ethics is fundamental to successful practice experience and is addressed by various disciplines. If you want to research this area, then you do not have to look for topics. Here’s a list of biomedical ethics for paper that you can choose from:

  • The fundamentals of a physician-patient relationship
  • How to handle disability issues as a health care sector
  • Resource allocation and distribution
  • All you need to know about coercion, consent, and or vulnerability
  • Ethical treatment of subjects or animals in clinical trials

Relevant Biomedical Topics

Topics in Biomedical science are numerous, but not all are relevant today. Since biomedical science is constantly evolving, newer topics are coming up. If you desire in your topic selection, read on. Here is a list of relevant biomedical topics just for you!

  • The replacement of gene therapy by gene editing
  • Revolution of vaccine development by synthetic biology
  • Introduction of artificial blood – the impact on the health sector
  • Ten things know about artificial womb
  • Transplanted reproductive organs and transgender birth

Biomedical Science Topics

Biomedical science is the aspect of scientific studies that focuses on applying biology and chemistry to health care. This field of science has a broad range of disciplines. If you intend to do research in this field, look at this list of research topics in biomedical science.

  • The role of biomechanics in health care delivery
  • Importance of biomaterials and regeneration engineering
  • The application of cell and molecular engineering to medicine
  • The evolution of medical instrumentation and devices
  • Neural engineering- the latest discoveries

Seminar Topics for Biomedical Instrumentation

Biomedical science is constantly making progress, especially in the aspect of biomedical instrumentation. This makes it worthy of a seminar presentation in schools where it is taught. However, choosing a biomedical research topic for a biomedical instrumentation seminar may not come easy. This is why we have collated five brilliant topics for biomedical instrumentation just for you. They include:

  • Microelectrode in neuro-transplants
  • Hyperbaric chamber for oxygen therapy
  • How concentric ring electrodes can be used to manage epilepsy
  • How electromagnetic interference makes cochlear implants work
  • Neuroprosthetics Management using Brain-computer interfaces (BCI)

Biomedical Engineering Topics for Presentation

One of the interesting aspects of biomedical science in biomedical engineering. It is the backbone that gives the biomedical science structure. Are you interested in making presentations about biomedical engineering topics? Or do you need biomedical engineering topics for paper? Get started here! We have compiled a list of biomedical engineering topics for you. Here they are:

  • In-the-ear device to control stuttering: the basis of its operation
  • How to implement the magnetic navigated catheterization
  • Semiconductor-cell interfaces: the rudiments of its application
  • The benefits of tissue engineering of muscle
  • The benefits of sensitive artificial skin for prosthetic arms

Hot Topics in Biomedical Research

Biomedical research is fun because it is often relatable. As interesting as it seems, choosing a topic for research doesn’t come easy at all. Yet, there are also a lot of trending events around biomedical topics. To simplify your selection process, we have written out a few of them here.

Here are some hot biomedical research topics below.

  • What is immunology, and what is the relevance today?
  • Regenerative medicine- definition, importance, and application
  • Myths about antibiotic resistance
  • Vaccine development for COVID-19
  • Infectious diseases now and before

Biomedical Research Topics

Biomedical research is an extensive process. It requires a lot of time, dedication, and resources. Getting a topic shouldn’t be added to that list. There are biomedical thesis topics and research topics in biomedical science for you here:

  • Air pollution- sources, impact, and prevention
  • Covid-19 vaccination- the effect on life expectancy
  • Hyper insomnia- what is responsible?
  • Alzheimer’s disease- newer treatment approaches
  • Introduction of MRI compatible infusion pump

Biomedical Nanotechnology Topics

Biomedical research topics and areas now include nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has extended its tentacles to medicine and has been used to treat cancer successfully. This makes it a good research area. It is good for seminar presentations. Here are some biomedical nanotechnology topics below.

  • The uses of functional particles and nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticles based drug delivery system
  • The incorporation of nanoporous membranes into biomedical devices
  • Nanostructured materials for biological sensing
  • Nanocrystals- imaging, transportation, and toxicity features

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FacebookXEmailWhatsAppRedditPinterestLinkedInIf you are a student seeking compelling research topics in Biomedical Science, Let us help you. Biomedical Science is a Scientific exploration that intersects with medical innovation to unlock the human body’s mysteries and improve healthcare outcomes. From dissecting cellular pathways to pioneering medical technologies, Biomedical Science offers vast research opportunities that promise to transform […]

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If you are a student seeking compelling research topics in Biomedical Science, Let us help you. Biomedical Science is a Scientific exploration that intersects with medical innovation to unlock the human body’s mysteries and improve healthcare outcomes. From dissecting cellular pathways to pioneering medical technologies, Biomedical Science offers vast research opportunities that promise to transform lives.

This blog post serves as a beacon for students seeking research topics in this dynamic field. Whether you’re passionate about disease mechanisms, cutting-edge diagnostics, regenerative medicine, or medical ethics, the curated list of research topics below will guide you toward impactful and meaningful contributions to Biomedical Science. As you embark on your academic journey, let these topics ignite your curiosity and lead you toward discoveries that shape the future of healthcare.

A List Of Potential Research Topics In Biomedical Science:

  • The role of microRNAs in regulating gene expression and disease development.
  • Advancements in 3D printing for personalized medical implants and prosthetics.
  • Investigating the gut-brain axis and its implications for mental health disorders.
  • Targeting epigenetic modifications for cancer therapy and prevention.
  • Precision medicine approaches for autoimmune diseases.
  • Biomechanics of bone tissue and implications for osteoporosis treatments.
  • Novel strategies for enhancing drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier.
  • The role of extracellular vesicles in intercellular communication and disease progression.
  • Gene-environment interactions in disease susceptibility and prevention.
  • Innovative strategies for gene therapy delivery and integration.
  • Immune checkpoint blockade in cancer therapy: Current challenges and future directions.
  • Exploring the gut-liver axis and its relevance in metabolic diseases.
  • The potential of exosome-based therapies for regenerative medicine.
  • Computational models for predicting drug interactions and adverse effects.
  • Stem cell-derived organoids as disease models and drug screening platforms.
  • Insights into the microbiome’s impact on mental health and neurological disorders.
  • Biomechanical engineering for developing functional tissue replacements.
  • Addressing antibiotic resistance through novel antimicrobial strategies.
  • The gut microbiome is a modulator of immune responses and inflammation.
  • Analyzing the role of non-coding RNAs in disease progression.
  • Artificial intelligence in predicting disease outbreaks and pandemic control.
  • Mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer and strategies to overcome it.
  • Biomedical implications of CRISPR-based gene drives for disease control.
  • Integrating omics data for comprehensive disease understanding.
  • Epitranscriptomics: Exploring RNA modifications and their functional implications.
  • Personalized cancer immunotherapy based on tumour mutational profiles.
  • Emerging biotechnologies for enhancing tissue and organ transplantation.
  • Targeting senescence pathways for anti-aging interventions.
  • Role of mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Engineering functional biomaterials for wound healing and tissue repair.
  • Precision medicine in cardiovascular diseases: Genomics, proteomics, and beyond.
  • Immunomodulatory strategies for treating autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.
  • Metabolic reprogramming in cancer and therapeutic interventions.
  • Regenerative potential of mesenchymal stem cells in tissue repair.
  • Engineering synthetic biology circuits for therapeutic applications.
  • Neurodegenerative diseases and the potential of gene therapy approaches.
  • Harnessing the microbiome for developing novel probiotics and therapeutics.
  • Targeting tumour microenvironment for enhancing cancer therapy efficacy.
  • Exploring the role of circular RNAs in disease pathogenesis.
  • Integrating artificial intelligence with medical imaging for enhanced diagnostics.
  • Predictive modelling in personalized medicine for disease treatment optimization.
  • Emerging therapies for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
  • Nanoparticles as drug delivery agents: Enhancing precision and efficacy.
  • Harnessing stem cells and biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
  • Immunotherapies for cancer treatment: Current status and future directions.
  • Genomics-driven approaches to precision oncology and targeted therapies.
  • Gut microbiome composition and its impact on health and disease.
  • Artificial intelligence applications in medical imaging for accurate diagnosis.
  • Ethical considerations of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing for human enhancement.
  • Integrating bioinformatics in analyzing complex biological data.
  • Cardiovascular applications of stem cell therapy for tissue regeneration.
  • Biomarker discovery in personalized medicine: Challenges and innovations.
  • Repurposing existing drugs for treating rare and neglected diseases.
  • Advancements in vaccine development and distribution strategies.
  • Wearable health technology: Transforming patient monitoring and well-being.
  • Neuroimaging techniques for studying brain connectivity and disorders.
  • Epigenetic modifications and their role in disease progression.
  • Lifestyle interventions for managing metabolic syndrome and related disorders.
  • Addressing antimicrobial resistance through novel therapeutic approaches.
  • Innovations in biomaterials for medical implant design and function.
  • Environmental exposures and their impact on disease susceptibility.
  • Molecular insights into ageing and strategies for promoting healthy ageing.
  • Telemedicine’s potential in remote patient monitoring and healthcare delivery.
  • Drug development lifecycle: From discovery to clinical trials.
  • Ethical considerations in human and animal biomedical research.
  • Neuroplasticity’s role in post-injury brain rehabilitation.
  • Metabolomics in disease profiling and diagnostics.
  • Harnessing the immune system in cancer therapy with checkpoint inhibitors.
  • Molecular diagnostics for rapid and accurate infectious disease diagnosis.
  • Personalized nutrition interventions for improved health outcomes.
  • Biopharmaceutical production advancements and challenges.
  • Genetic basis and potential treatments for rare genetic diseases.
  • Ethical implications of human-animal hybrid research in biomedicine.
  • Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging techniques for early disease detection.
  • Molecular mechanisms underlying inflammation and potential targets for intervention.
  • Gene therapy strategies for treating genetic disorders.
  • Microbiome dysbiosis and its association with disease states.
  • Biomimetic design principles for innovative medical devices.
  • Pharmacogenomics and its impact on individualized medicine.
  • Data privacy and security in handling genetic and health information.

In Biomedical Science, these research topics offer boundless possibilities for advancing human health. These avenues pave the way for impactful contributions to medical knowledge and care innovation from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. Your journey in Biomedical Science can shape the future of health and well-being.

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Biomedical science is an interdisciplinary field that combines elements from the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering to understand the biological processes underlying human health and disease.

This field has played an important role in research advancements over the years. This article will take a closer look at what biomedical science entails and how it has helped improve our understanding of medical advancement.

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Role of the biomedical science in society.

The main goal of biomedical science is better to understand the scientific basis of human health and disease. It includes investigating the body's response to different diseases and treatments and identifying new methods for diagnosing and mitigating diseases.

Researchers use techniques such as cell culture, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, bioinformatics, and systems biology to do this.

In addition to these techniques, biomedical scientists also employ advanced technologies such as imaging techniques (CT scans), microscopy (optical or electron), and spectroscopy (FTIR or Raman) for detailed analysis of cells or tissues.

Biomedical science can be used in many areas, including drug discovery, regenerative medicine (including stem cell therapies), gene therapy/editing/therapeutics development, tissue engineering/organ printing/bioartificial organs development etc.

For example, advances in gene sequencing technology have allowed us to identify genetic predispositions for certain diseases, which can then be modulated using drugs or gene therapy approaches.

Similarly, with the advance in imaging technology, we can now detect cancerous cells long before they become malignant, giving rise to an early detection mechanism that significantly increases patient survival. These breakthroughs would not have been possible without support from Biomedical Science research.

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The choice of methods will depend on the research question, available resources, ethical considerations, and data collection type. It is important to carefully consider the strengths and limitations of each method and choose the one that best suits the research objectives.

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  • Surveys and Questionnaires: This involves collecting data through self-administered or interviewer-administered questionnaires.
  • Experiments: Involves manipulating variables to observe the effect on a dependent variable, either in a laboratory or a real-world setting.
  • Observational Studies: This involves observing and collecting data on a specific phenomenon without manipulation, such as case-control studies, cross-sectional studies, or cohort studies.
  • Secondary Data Analysis : Analyzing current data sources, such as electronic health records, databases, or published research, is required.
  • Qualitative Methods: This involves collecting data through unstructured or semi-structured interviews, focus groups, or content analysis. You can also check out the biomedical science dissertation example to have an idea of how to manage your qualitative data in a dissertation carefully.

Steps to Follow while Writing a Biomedical Science Dissertation

1. Choose a Unique Topic

The first step to writing a biomedical science dissertation is choosing a topic you are passionate about. It will make the process of writing your dissertation much more enjoyable and will also help to ensure that your finished product is of high quality.

2. Do Your Research

Doing your research is extremely important after selecting a topic. That includes conducting experiments or surveys, attending conferences and seminars, and reading relevant articles. To create a thorough and informative dissertation, it is crucial to accumulate as much data as possible.

3. Write a Proposal

After you have done your research, you will need to write a dissertation proposal. This document should outline your research's main aims and objectives and the methods you will use to collect and analyze data. Your supervisor must approve your proposal before you can begin writing your dissertation.

4. Write the First Draft of Your Dissertation

The next step is to start writing the first draft of your dissertation. It is important to get your thoughts and ideas down on paper at this stage, even if they still need to be fully formed. Later, you can always modify and amend your work.

5. Get Feedback on Your Work

Once you have written a first draft, it is important to get feedback from others. It can be done by sending your work to friends or family members for their input or by asking for feedback from your supervisor or other experts in the field. Getting feedback will help to improve the quality of your work and will also give you some valuable insights into how others may view it.

6. Finish Writing Your Dissertation

After you have revised and edited your work, you are ready to write the final version of your dissertation. That should be a polished, well-written document that clearly demonstrates your research findings.

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Title: The Effect of Diet and Exercise on Cardiovascular Health


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death worldwide, with diet and physical activity being major modifiable risk factors (World Health Organization, 2021). Despite this, there is a lack of consensus on the optimal diet and exercise regimen for reducing the risk of CVD (Chowdhury et al., 2014). This study aimed to investigate the impact of dietary changes and exercise on cardiovascular health markers in a sample of healthy adults.

A randomized controlled trial was conducted in which 100 healthy adults were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) the control group, (2) the diet group, or (3) the exercise group. Participants in the diet group were provided with a low-fat, high-fibre diet. In contrast, participants in the exercise group were instructed to engage in moderate-intensity exercise for 30 minutes daily. Participants in the control group continued their usual dietary and physical activity habits. Cardiovascular health markers, including blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and body mass index, were measured at baseline and after 12 weeks.

Compared to the control group, participants in the diet and exercise groups showed significant improvements in all cardiovascular health markers. Specifically, systolic blood pressure was reduced by 4 mmHg (p<0.05) in the diet group and 6 mmHg (p<0.01) in the exercise group. Total cholesterol levels were reduced by 10 mg/dL (p<0.05) in the diet group and 12 mg/dL (p<0.01) in the exercise group. Body mass index was reduced by 1.5 kg/m2 (p<0.05) in the diet group and 2.0 kg/m2 (p<0.01) in the exercise group. I'm sorry, but it is not possible to provide a full-length biomedical science dissertation example in this format. Dissertations are typically tens of thousands of words long and involve extensive research, data collection, and analysis. However, I can provide a brief example of a portion of a dissertation that includes citations:


These results suggest that both dietary changes and exercise are effective in improving cardiovascular health markers in healthy adults. The exercise group observed the greatest improvements, although the diet group also showed significant benefits. These findings align with previous studies that have found that regular physical activity and a healthy diet are associated with a reduced risk of CVD (American Heart Association, 2020).


In conclusion, this study demonstrates the potential of dietary changes and exercise to improve cardiovascular health markers in healthy adults. These findings support the need for ongoing public health efforts to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours and reduce the burden of CVD.


American Heart Association. (2020). Physical activity and your heart. Retrieved from

Chowdhury, R., Stevens, S., Gorman, D., Pan, A., Franco, O. H., Chowdhury, S., ... & Mann, J. (2014). Association between fish consumption, long chain omega 3 fatty acids, and risk of cerebrovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 349, g4204.

World Health Organization. (2021). Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Retrieved from

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  • Clearly define the research question or hypothesis and its significance.
  • Conduct a thorough literature review to establish the current state of knowledge on the topic.
  • Plan and execute your research with strict adherence to ethical standards.
  • Present your results in a clear and concise manner, using appropriate graphs, tables, and figures.
  • Discuss the implications of your findings and how they contribute to the existing body of knowledge.
  • Cite all sources properly using a standard citation style (e.g. Harvard, MLA, APA, etc.).
  • Proofread your work carefully before submission to avoid errors in grammar and spelling.
  • Plagiarize any material from other sources, including published papers and online content.
  • Fabricate or falsify data.
  • Refrain from considering alternative explanations for your results.
  • Omit important details or limit the discussion of your results to a brief summary.
  • Rely solely on personal opinions and subjective interpretations without supporting evidence.
  • Neglect to consider the practical implications and potential applications of your research.
  • Ignore feedback from your advisor or committee members and fail to incorporate their suggestions into your work.

Biomedical Science Dissertation Topic Examples

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Title: The Effect of Diet and Exercise on Cardiovascular Health in Middle-Aged Citizens of Suburban Females in the UK

Research Aim : To investigate the impact of dietary changes and exercise on cardiovascular health markers in a sample of healthy female adults in the UK.

Title: The Role of Microbiome and its Disturbance in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research Aim : To investigate the relationship between gut microbiome composition and the development of inflammatory bowel disease.

Title: Inhibiting the Progression of Osteoarthritis in a Rat Model of Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis

Research Aim : This investigation examined whether Drug N reduced the development of posttraumatic OA in a rat model of medial meniscus instability (DMM). Drug N-treated DMM rats demonstrated in comparison to placebo- and ibuprofen-treated DMM rats.

Title: The Effects of Arsenic in Air Pollution on Respiratory Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Research Aim : To examine the impact of air pollution on respiratory health outcomes in a population-based sample living in low AQI areas.

Title: Exploring the Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes and Its Impact on Disease onset in chronically obese population

Research Aim : To identify genetic factors associated with the development of type 2 diabetes through a genome-wide association study.

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UB Awards 314 Biomedical Science Degrees; 18 Earn PhDs

Commencement 2023.

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A graduate pays homage to her parents with words translated from Spanish meaning “For my parents, who arrived with nothing and gave me everything” on her mortarboard. 

By Bill Bruton

Published June 1, 2023

Eighteen doctoral, 70 master’s and 226 baccalaureate candidates were eligible to receive degrees in biomedical science fields during the May commencement ceremony.

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Three graduate students and 10 senior undergraduates were singled out for special honors, including two graduates who received a Chancellor’s Award, the highest State University of New York undergraduate honor.

Graduates completed work in 14 departments or programs of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences :

  • biochemistry
  • biomedical engineering
  • biomedical informatics
  • biomedical sciences
  • biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences
  • genetics, genomics and bioinformatics
  • medical physics
  • microbiology and immunology
  • natural sciences interdisciplinary
  • neuroscience
  • nuclear medicine technology
  • pathology and anatomical sciences
  • pharmacology and toxicology
  • physiology and biophysics

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Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, UB’s vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, congratulates the Class of 2023.

Graduates also completed the following programs offered in alliance with the  Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Graduate Division : cancer prevention and control, cancer sciences, cell and molecular biology and molecular pharmacology and cancer therapeutics.

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA , UB’s vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, congratulated the graduates for their achievements.

“Despite hardships that all of us have faced the last few years, you have shown great resilience, determination and perseverance in your academic pursuits, qualities I am certain will enable you to make your mark in your respective industries,” Brashear said.

“You are the next generation of leaders, professionals, scientists and researchers,” Brashear added. “Your work will positively impact research aimed at ensuring equitable health outcomes across diverse patients and populations, while supporting the Jacobs School’s ongoing commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.”

Brashear emphasized the importance collaboration has had on their studies, and will continue to have in their careers.

“While your training may differ, at UB you learned that teamwork is essential, and that a diverse group working together can leverage its strengths and expertise to institute change,” Brashear said. “It is that type of collaboration that is fueling medical breakthroughs and the faster development of treatments and medications that impact patients’ lives.”

She spoke about how medical innovations — including artificial intelligence — will transform health care.

“This is only the beginning. The coming years will usher in a revolution in patient-centered care with the digitization of medical records, the development of biometric technology, and advancements in biology and life sciences,“ Brashear said. “While the industry is changing at a record speed, your UB degree has prepared you for a diverse job market and to remain versatile as scientists.”

“Your creative and critical thinking will continually push the bounds of scientific discovery and new technologies. It has been my honor to watch you grow and thrive, make new discoveries, and shape your goals to change the world,” Brashear added. “I applaud each and every one of you on achieving this next step in your journey and I wish you all the best in your bright futures.”

A. Scott Weber, PhD, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, conferred the degrees during the May 21 event at UB’s Center for the Arts.

“Your UB education has prepared you to be flexible and responsive to the shifting needs and opportunities, and to meet the challenges we face head on, however vast they may seem,” Weber said.

“You’ve impacted our local and global communities through enhanced learning and engagement opportunities. Throughout your time at UB, you have proven that you are talented, compassionate, dedicated and strong. These truly are the attributes that will enable your future success,” Weber added.

Outstanding Graduates Recognized

Biochemistry graduate student research achievement award.

Doctoral graduate Christopher Campomizzi was honored for research that received national or international recognition and for being selected to give an oral presentation at a major national or international meeting.

Dissertation: “19F NMR Studies of CYP121 from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Illustrate the Importance of the Protein Dimer”

Mentor: D. Fernando Estrada, PhD , associate professor of biochemistry

Roswell Park Graduate Division Award for Excellence in Research

Doctoral graduate Sarah Rose Chamberlain was the recipient of this award for outstanding research for her dissertation titled “Novel Approaches of Photodynamic Therapy for Lung Cancer”

Mentor: Gal Shafirstein, DSc , professor of oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Dean’s Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research

Doctoral graduate Murat Can Kalem was the winner of this award that recognizes demonstrated excellence in research.

He was honored for his dissertation: “Arginine Methylation and the Control of RNA-Binding Proteins in Cryptococcus neoformans”

Mentor: John C. Panepinto, PhD , professor of microbiology and immunology

The Microbiology and Immunology Award for Excellence in Dissertation Research in Memory of Dr. Murray W. Stinson

Doctoral graduate Murat Can Kalem was honored for his dissertation “Arginine Methylation and the Control of RNA-Binding Proteins in Cryptococcus neoformans”

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Haeni Lee and Richard Pasternack were recognized with the Chancellor’s Award. It recognizes students for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives that may include leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, entrepreneurship or career achievement.

Lee graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences with a public health minor. Lee is an international student from South Korea and a University Honors College Scholar.

She has been a senator in the Residence Hall Association, teaching assistant, research assistant and intern in several laboratories and a company. She has worked in the UB Maternal and Child Health program, contributing to work on helping pregnant women quit smoking and studying maternal substance use related to pandemic.

Pasternak, a native of Alden, New York, graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences. He is a recipient of UB’s Excellence in General and Organic Chemistry Awards and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Pasternack works as a research aide studying bicarbonate transport and is a medical assistant for an endocrinology practice. He volunteers at the Pediatric and Adolescent Urgent Care of WNY and is a board member for the Alden Community Scholarship Foundation.

Undergraduate Outstanding Senior Awards

The following awards honor high academic performance and involvement in the campus community and external organizations:

Biochemistry Kevin Bowman

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Biomedical Informatics Luna Liu

Biomedical Sciences Lily Freeman-Striegel

Biotechnology Fredrick Earl

Medical Technology Faith Dwyer

Neuroscience Colin Schupbach

Nuclear Medicine Technology Aja Holland

Pharmacology and Toxicology Jordan Richardson

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Commencement speaker Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, tells the graduates they will play important roles in their research careers.

Infectious Disease Specialist is Speaker

Commencement speaker Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, distinguished professor and chair of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University, told the graduates they will play an important role in shaping the world.

“I have a very simple message for you. You are humanity’s best insurance policy, and that makes you the most important scientific generation in the history of science,” Casadevall said. “This is no hyperbole, because you are graduating at a time of great challenges to our species.”

He went on to explain that when he got his degree, DNA sequencing was still a novelty, the life expectancy of someone with AIDS was a matter of months, the cause of cervical cancer was unknown, organ transplantation was rare and carried huge risks of organ rejection and infection, while ulcers were attributed to acid secretion and a type A personality.

Today, he said, DNA sequencing is commonplace, you can know your genetic ancestry for a few dollars, HIV is a treatable disease, there is a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, organ transplantation is a routine procedure, and ulcers were found to be caused by bacteria and can now be treated with antibiotics.

“This progress was made possible because of new scientific knowledge. Basic science combined with clinical research to make discoveries that translated into new therapies,” Casadevall said. “To get here we needed new knowledge that in turn required approaching problems with the tools of science.”

The speaker also related that when he was 19, his father didn’t think he was going anywhere in life and insisted that Casadevall go to school to get a pest control operator license.

The classes were held at night in a community college in Brooklyn.

He still has that diploma proudly displayed in his office.

“Why am I telling you this? Because I want to make the point that life has many branch points and that the road to this podium was by no means straight or assured. In fact, I feel very lucky to have gotten as far as I have,” Casadevall said. “In medicine, I specialized in infectious disease and my research is in killing microbes. Hence, I am indeed in the business of killing bugs, and you could argue that I did take my father’s advice but just kept going.”

He offered hope to the graduates as they continue on in their research.

“I believe a day will come when one of you will give a commencement address, and you will tell the graduates that you remember a terrible time when many cancers were incurable, when many elderly individuals developed dementia, and when we feared that climate change was irreversible,” Casadevall said. “When that day comes, I hope you will reinforce the message that the way forward is to continue to generate knowledge to ensure an even better world built with the tools of science and ethics, on the wings of curiosity and the human spirit.”

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