Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School make major breakthroughs in medicine that impact our communities.
Our research ranges from investigating the innermost workings of cells to analyzing health data at a population level. Our researchers, educators, and medical professionals thrive in an environment where cross-discipline teamwork is valued, encouraged, and rewarded.
In partnership with many biomedical and health science specialists across the University, our faculty work to untangle today’s biggest medical challenges and understand the underlying science behind them.
The topics listed are particular areas of strength and focus across the Medical School. Find more research topics our faculty engage in across the health sciences and through our departments and our centers and institutes.
Dating back to the world’s first successful bone marrow transplant in 1968, the Medical School is a leader in stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
Recognized for our pioneering series of firsts for heart research, we continue to make major advancements in transplants, biomedical devices, and other techniques for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular defects and disease.
The Medical School's tremendous depth and breadth of diabetes clinical research has changed the way we understand, prevent, and treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Genetics is an important area of medicine today, and our experts are leading the way in engineering, mapping, and manipulation.
Our research in this area is globally recognized, from discovering ways to prevent T Cell depletion in HIV to developing vaccines for infectious diseases to identifying RNA molecules for early cancer detection.
From tobacco product research to pulmonary care and lung transplantation technology and trends, we are dedicated to lung health.
We pioneer some of the world's most advanced magnetic resonance instrumentation and imaging techniques to help understand complex diseases.
Our brain researchers develop treatments and preventative methods that improve the lives of people with neurological conditions.