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Current and Past Faculty Mentors

The following faculty members at VCU either currently have MD-PhD students in their lab or have recently graduated MD-PhD students from their lab in a timely manner. This list is only a subset of potential research mentors. Additional potential mentors can be found by visiting the links in other sections of this Research page, which includes many more productive faculty members with externally-funded research programs. Students should always ask prospective faculty mentors about their current levels of grant funding and their capacity to take on additional PhD students.

Anatomy and Neurobiology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biomedical Engineering


Human and Molecular Genetics

Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

Internal Medicine – Hematology/Oncology

Medicinal Chemistry

Microbiology and Immunology



Pharmacology and Toxicology

Philips Institute for Oral Health Research


Physiology and Biophysics


Radiation Oncology