Biomedical Sciences Research

Key Figures

Biomedical Sciences research is conducted by faculty on the Columbus, Macon and Savannah campuses, where modern research facilities support work in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and animal studies. Their work is funded by national and local agencies. In addition to involving M.D. students in their research, the School’s basic science labs are also the research homes for students in the Master of Science program in Preclinical Sciences and PhD program in Biomedical Sciences.

  • $489,910

    average annual NIH funding
    since 1982

  • 20

    full-time research faculty

  • 3

    research centers located in
    Columbus, Macon, and Savannah

Core Facilities

The School's Department of Biomedical Sciences operates state-of-the-art Core Facilities on their Columbus, Macon, and Savannah campuses. The facilities include microscopy, flow cytometry, and molecular biology instrument clusters.


Flow Cytometry

Molecular Biology

Student Research Opportunities

Students are given research opportunities to enhance their educational experiences as well as develop and refine their scientific or clinical interests. With Mercer being classified as an R2 doctoral university, students have numerous opportunities to participate in high-quality basic science, clinical, and population health research. For doctor of medicine students, several formal programs are available for students to engage in summer research and work alongside faculty on projects that could someday lead to new a discovery.