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Research/Basic Science Overview
The Division of Cancer & Developmental Biology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine conducts basic science research with focal concentration in cancer biology, developmental biology and cell differentiation, stem cell biology and microbial and viral pathogenesis.
The Division of Cancer & Developmental Biology is experiencing significant in the following areas:
- External Funding - in 2004, $912,000 (NIH); in 2009, $3.5 million (NIH) and $0.7 million (private); 2016 NIH funding exceeded $5.3 million
- Basic Science Research Faculty - in 2004, 3 faculty (2 at Stowers); in 2016, 17 faculty (4 at Stowers)
- Graduate Students - in 2004, 1 student; in 2016, 21 students (18 on campus and 3 at Stowers)
- Laboratory Space (KUMC) - in 2004, 900 sq. ft.; in 2009, 12,000 sq. ft.; in 2013, 17237 sq. ft.
Our laboratories currently employ over 75 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral students and staff and the department provides two education programs, both Graduate (Master of Science, Doctorate of Philosophy) and Postdoctorate. The programs emphasize comprehensive training and experimental laboratory investigation, providing a solid foundation towards understanding the molecular basis of disease and fundamental mechanisms of cell growth and differentiation.
Division faculty associated with the Intitute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine in collaboration with the Peter T. Bohan Fund participate in the Seminars in Development and Pathogenesis of Disease. These events annually provide an average of 25 nationally-recognized experts in basic science research to the KUMC and local community, emphasizing the Division's commitment to excellence in learning to all University strata.