RESEARCH CAPABILITIES AT MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE
At Meharry Medical College our work in biomedical science is defining the underlying mechanisms of human disease, identifying new therapeutic targets responsible for disease, and laying the foundation for the development of novel therapies to counter disease. We work with DNA, tissues, microorganisms, viruses and complex proteins while taking into account race, socioeconomic status, gender and age in order to gain the pertinent knowledge that will enable us to serve the community. The Meharry Morphology Core is a microscopy facility that provides state of the art instrumentation, training, and data analysis to the Meharry Community to advance the understanding of biological systems by connecting basic and clinical findings with molecular scale mechanisms. Our faculty researchers provide new insights about the causes and treatments of various human diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiomyopathies and infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS. Meharry is dedicated to educating and training M.D.s and Ph.D.s who become biomedical researchers, physician scientists and clinical investigators whose focus is to advance theoretical knowledge and create new technology for products and services that promote optimal health.