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The Department of Biological Sciences encompasses both teaching and research, with a focus on how the body, and particularly the mouth, fights diseases through innate immune responses.

Summer Research for Student Interns

Headstart Outreach ProgramTwo students are participating in laboratory internships this summer, working with mentors in labs in the departments of Biological Sciences and Dermatology. The students receive stipends for their full-time summer research work, along with travel funds to permit them to present their work at a national meeting. Other students, including Capstone undergraduates, Medical students and those in other graduate programs, find research work in the department during the summer and the school year.

New Faculty

Dr. Fenghun YeDr. Fengchun Ye has joined the department as Assistant Professor. Formerly at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Ye's research focuses on Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) herpes virus activation by tissue related environmental factors such as reactive oxygen species. KS is reemerging in vulnerable HIV+ subjects who do not respond to antiretroviral therapy. Dr. Ye's position is funded through an Interdisciplinary Alliance Investment Grant received by the Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine.

Dr. Weinberg

Dr. Aaron Weinberg
Professor and Chair
Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Weinberg received a DMD and PhD from Hebrew University School of Medicine. In 1999, he joined the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Throughout his research career, he has combined his clinical background with molecular and cellular biological approaches to research the interface between the microbe and the host's innate defenses. Dr. Weinberg holds secondary appointments in Pathology and the Proteomics and Bioinformatics Core in the Medical School. In 2010, he was appointed the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Dental Medicine.

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