The Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
The Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine (TSMM) is a new department within the Office of the Dean of the College of Human Medicine at MSU. We are physically located within the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. TSMM is part of the expansion of the College of Human Medicine into the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area.
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What is Translational Science?
What is Molecular Medicine?
The Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine (TSMM) acts as a catalyst for enhancing bidirectional opportunities for clinical, basic and translational research. TSMM's mission is to provide the infrastructure to conduct preclinical and translational medical research in collaboration with clinical and basic science faculty throughout MSU, as well as with our strategic health partners in Grand Rapids (Van Andel Institute, St. Mary's Health Care and Spectrum Hospital). It is also part of our mission to provide educational opportunities to basic and physician-scientists committed to patient-oriented research. TSMM plans to be a broad based department divided into team-oriented sections based upon medical discipline. Currently, TSMM houses the Translational Neuroscience Research Team which is focused primarily on neurodegenerative disease research.
The TSMM educational mission will concentrate on specialized coursework and doctoral and postdoctoral level mentorship. Course offerings will be created as needed and highlight specific topics centered around TSMM section disciplines and will survey basic, preclinical and translational studies highlighting disease/disorder based therapeutic strategies.