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Message from the Vice President:

Steven J. Henriksen PhD
Steven J. Henriksen PhD, Vice President for Research and Biotechnology

Scientific research and other scholarly endeavors are the intellectual foundation of all great universities. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Biotechnology encourages, promotes and nurtures the scholarly creativity of our faculty and students by helping to:

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About research in the colleges


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WesternU Ventures/ Tech Transfer


Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research


November 2014-

  • College of Vet Med – Pedro Paulo V.P. Diniz, DVM…more
  • DVM 2017 Amanda Borgquist, Assistant Cecilia Meza, and Ed Wagner PhD (Associate Professor of Physiology, COMP), ….Journal of Neurophysiology…more

  • Kabirullah Lufty (Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences) and colleagues – Wang, Y., Yan, C., Liu, L….American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism, ….more

  • Benninger, B. (2014). Google Glass, ultrasound and palpation: .….more

  • Read more news on our spotlight page or see Pub Med and WesternU 

The Office of the Vice President:

  • Supervises the effective administration of sponsored programs
  • Serves as the University’s advocate and spokesperson on research issues


Categories of Research

All of the research done at Western University of Health Sciences falls within these clusters:

  1. Integrative Neurobiology
  2. Molecular and Metabolic Disease
  3. Infectious Diseases and Immunology
  4. Evolutionary Biology
  5. Lifestyle Medicine

Five Groups of Research



Occasionally, the colleges host symposia. These and other research events may be found in the calendar.

Please contact sdominguez@westernu.edu to add items to the research events calendar.

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 – College of Pharmacy Candidate seminar – Linda Garavalia, PhD. “Current Assessment Priorities for Pharmacy Educators”

 Wednesday November 19, 2014 – COMP Seminar – Dr. Miklos Peterfy , COMP Seminar - Compatriot’s Hall – HSC (Health Sciences Center).  Access the 3D map on your smartphone. Select campus map and the building you seek.

Visitor parking – two parking lots are listed on the map. For parking permits call:+1 (909) 706-3000

Featured Research

Venketaraman Lab Pic

We feature members of faculty at our Spotlight on Research, but exploring the individual colleges’ websites will reveal much more research than we can contain in these pages. 


Find an Expert

If you’re looking for our experts, try this list of faculty or search the expert database.  

This topic list may be used to help locate faculty specializing in a particular area of research.

Laboratories and Groups:

I hope that, at the Office of the Vice President of Research, we can be of personal assistance to you as you seek research opportunities and collaborations. Although I might at times find myself scheduled to numerous meetings outside of my control, please know that my door is almost always open. I welcome your visit to my office in The University Research Center (URC). Susan Dominguez and I are in the first office on the left of the URC.

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