Department of Medicine


Basic Science Research

The Division is a center for cell biology on the Indianapolis campus, with particular expertise in the application of cutting-edge techniques in fluorescence microscopy and imaging, and operates a core   Imaging Facility for the School of Medicine. The facility uses state-of-the-art twin photon microscopy for intravital imaging.

Investigators employ many other state-of-the-art techniques, including transgenic animal models and genomics. Faculty in the Division maintain active collaborations with other groups on campus, including the Cancer Center and the basic science departments (in which several faculty also have adjunct appointments) and computer science. The Division has recently-renovated laboratory space on three sites.

Basic science faculty study the following:
  • The role of protein sorting in the endocytic and secretory pathways in development and maintenance of cell polarity.