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Research at USciences

The faculty and students of USciences engage in pioneering research spanning basic sciences such as biology, chemistry, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences and physics to socio-behavioral, applied and clinical research. Our research efforts are an extension of the unique academic focus of USciences, to deliver life-saving insights into the causes and cures of chronic illnesses, and continuously improve our health care system.

USciences students work side-by-side with stellar faculty as early as their first year. Our 100 state-of-the-art labs are dedicated to hands-on student learning and meaningful scientific discovery. Award-winning USciences faculty share their expertise and research methods with students in critical fields like cancer biology, health psychology, pharmaceutical chemistry, medical technology, and more.

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  • USciences Adds New Undergraduate Research Opportunities with SEA-GENES Program
    USciences Adds New Undergraduate Research Opportunities with SEA-GENES Program

    February 03, 2020

    Beginning in the fall of 2020, USciences students will have access to a new course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE), SEA-GENES. This course will allow students to conduct experiments in order to determine the functions of viral genes.

  • Health Sciences Director Follows Ultra Endurance Athlete for Research
    Health Sciences Director Follows Ultra Endurance Athlete for Research

    January 28, 2020

    To highlight the importance of field research in exercise physiology, Patrick Davitt, PhD, CSCS, FACS, director of USciences Health Science Program and assistant professor of kinesiology, vlogged his case study of an ultra-endurance athlete during the Leadville Race Series Trail 100 mile race.

  • Lab Studies Nonverbal Communication Skills in Autistic Children
    Lab Studies Nonverbal Communication Skills in Autistic Children

    December 20, 2019

    It's known that children with autism often have difficulties with communication and there are interventions to help with speech and language, but where the research is lacking is in how to improve nonverbal communication skills, according to Ashley de Marchena, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, and director of the UScience's "InterAction Lab".

  • USciences Awarded $4.9 Million in Research Grants in 2019
    USciences Awarded $4.9 Million in Research Grants in 2019

    December 19, 2019

    USciences faculty researchers and students were supported by $4.9 million in grant funding awarded to the University in 2019. The additional dollars support ongoing investigations in each of the University's three colleges as well as student involvement in those projects.

  • USciences Professor on International Research Team Finding New Data on Dengue
    USciences Professor on International Research Team Finding New Data on Dengue

    December 16, 2019

    In a recent study published in Nature Scientific Data, an international team of interdisciplinary scientists found that in a ten-year period, there has been an increase in the transmission of Aedes-borne arboviruses in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. The team of researchers includes Michael Robert, PhD, assistant professor of applied mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics at USciences.

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