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Biomedical Sciences Department

Role of the Biomedical Sciences Department

Biomedical Sciences Department

The department of Biomedical Sciences provides education and opportunity for research in the sciences basic to medicine. Faculty teach Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and Physiology to students of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Allied Health and Nursing and the College of Arts and Science. Training in research and advanced clinical anatomy is given in the graduate programs.


Samadhi Kulasooriya in white coat.
Samadhi Kulasooriya received the ARO travel award to attend the 47th annual ARO MidWinter International Conference taking place in Anaheim, California from February 3-7, 2024, to present her research.
Marisa Allocchi wearing white coat in lab setting
Marisa Zallocchi, PhD has received two federal grants. The NIH grant is $2.1 million and covers a 5-year study. The DoD grant is for $363,750 and funds a two-year study. Her primary research targets Usher syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss.
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Seraphine Kamayirese, Ph.D. student, Drs. Maity, Dieckman, Hansen and Lovas co-authored a peer-reviewed research article: “Optimizing Phosphopeptide Structures That Target 14-3-3ε in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.” Publlished in ACS Omega 2024,9, 2719−2729

Open Positions

Associate Professor

Bio-Medical Sciences Department

Special consideration will be to candidates utilizing various translational approaches to auditory diseases, including drug development, genomic predisposition, and/or etiologies of hearing loss, animal models, research audiology and clinical applications.

Appointees will be expected to conduct a vigorous independent research program and participate in graduate and professional student teaching.

Assistant Professor

Translational Hearing Center 

The Translational Hearing Center at the Creighton University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track position at the ranks of Assistant Professor.

The Center is strengthening existing research programs by establishing additional avenues of translational auditory neuroscience.     Appointees will be expected to conduct a vigorous independent research program and participate in graduate and professional student teaching. Generous laboratory space with equipment, competitive start-up funding, and state-of-the art core facilities will be provided.

Biomedical Science Weekly Journal Clubs

BMS 792. Journal Club - 1 credit

This course offers detailed discussion on recent, published articles from high impact journals on molecular and cellular biology, the structure and function of polypeptides and proteins, and translational auditory and vestibular neuroscience.


Translational Hearing Center Journal Club

Monday, 12:00 pm
Directors: Litao Tao, PhD
Marisa Zallocchi, PhD

Structure-Biological Function of Polypeptides and Proteins

Wednesday, 9:30 am
Director: Sandor Lovas, PhD

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Wednesday, 12:00 pm
Director: Laura Hansen, PhD