The Department also contains several formal research centers, the Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program, the Center for Human Toxicology and the affiliated Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory. In addition, a number of faculty participate in the Utah Addiction Center.
Integrative, multi-disciplinary, and state-of-the-art experimental approaches are used in each of these research arenas. Investigations range from the molecular to the whole animal. Our faculty are expert in such diverse techniques as gene cloning, mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography, in vivo microdialysis, in situ hybridization, patch clamp electrophysiology, site microarray analysis, and numerous techniques used in cell and molecular biology, and systems physiology.