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 in neurodegenerative diseases. TSMM's provides the physical infrastructure and intellectual assets to conduct preclinical and translational medical research in collaboration with clinical and basic science faculty throughout MSU, as well as with our strategic medical health partners in Grand Rapids (Van Andel Institute, Mercy Health Saint Mary's and Spectrum Hospital). We are also dedicated to providing educational and training opportunities to basic scientists and physician-scientists committed to disease-oriented research. TSMM’s research teams primarily focus on the study of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Traumatic Brain Injury.
The TSMM offers specialized seminars through the College of Human Medicine within the broad discipline of Neuroscience. Course offerings change by year, cover specific topics associated with TSMM research priorities and typically include basic, preclinical and translational neuroscience. TSMM focuses on training the next generation of research scientists (pre and postdoctoral) while also exposing trainees to alternative career paths and opportunities outside of bench research.