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Basic Science Research

Improving our understanding through basic research

Basic science research sounds simple. It is chiefly a curiosity-driven field, where researchers work to fill in gaps of scientific knowledge. But it is the bedrock to all understanding of the human body, advancements in scientific discovery, and innovations in medical technology and treatments.

In basic science and clinical departments across the Miller School of Medicine, researchers are studying cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, and genetics in all organisms, from bacteria to humans.

Basic science research leads to scientific discovery, the process or product of successful scientific inquiry. It includes scientific activities from observation to laboratory experiments and data mining. Our discovery scientists work together to propel innovation and uncover the mysteries of biomedical science, which we later apply in a clinical setting.

Here at the Miller School, we offer a dynamic learning environment, where scientists at all levels work together to address gaps in understanding across the spectrum of medical science specialties.

We offer a variety of core and shared facilities, internal awards to facilitate externally funded grants, research education and training, career development, and grant writing assistance, among many other services to foster the success of our investigators.

Research Development & Support

RDS is a shared-services unit, which provides support on sponsored projects to assigned departments and faculty at the Miller School of Medicine. RDS is based in the Office of the Executive Dean for Research (EDR).
Visit RDS Office

Grant Writing Support

A range of writing services is available to help Miller School of Medicine faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students get more grants, publish more peer-reviewed articles and make compelling presentations.
Grant Writing Support

Graduate Programs

Providing a learner-centered, humane, and contemporary curriculum that prepares our graduates to pursue successful careers in biomedical research.
Graduate Studies

Postdoctoral Programs

Supporting a dynamic postdoctoral community of more than 275 associates, scholars, and fellows who contribute to the transformational research being conducted at each of the three University of Miami campuses.
Visit Postdoctoral Website

A Research Plan for Pre-eminence

Research is the lifeblood of our academic medical system, the foundation on which our clinical care stands.
Our Plan for Research