Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Basic Medical Sciences

The research mission of Departments of Basic Medical Sciences, Medical Anatomical Sciences and Clinical Medicine both at our Pomona (California) and Lebanon (Oregon) campuses is to make preeminent contributions in understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying the onset, progression and dissemination of disease. A significant proportion of our faculty is engaged in a number of collaborative, interdisciplinary and translational research programs that include:

Our faculty are internationally recognized investigators who share a progressive teamwork vision of research collaboration and scientific synergy and utilize state-of-the-art concepts and experimental approaches. Moreover, COMP is committed to providing a collegial environment with full opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, junior and senior faculty to solve challenging biological problems and support the career development of the next generation of scientists, physician investigators and educators. Our research laboratories welcome students from other eight WUHS colleges including our Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS) and WDI, as well as other nearby research institutions both at the Pomona and Lebanon campuses. All research-active faculty members have independent laboratories and share animal facilities and a core research facility which houses modern equipment such as a confocal microscope, flow cytometer, phosphorimaging system, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, freezers, cold room and cell culture rooms. Some faculty have joint appointments with other WUHS colleges including the GCBS. The GCBS currently supports 3 masters programs (MSBS, MSPS and MSMS) involving research faculty from all WUHS colleges including COMP. We are planning to open a PhD program at WUHS in the next two years.