The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.


Faculty Research Labs

The Bloomington campus of IU School of Medicine is home to advanced research labs for faculty and student research endeavors. Teaching faculty with Medical Sciences labs in Bloomington

David Daleke, PhD
Study focuses on molecular mechanisms controlling phospholipid organization in biological membranes, with an emphasis on the effects of diabetes on membrane lipid organization and the characterization and identification of phospholipid transporters, or “flippases.”

John Foley, PhD
Lab studies the epithelial-mesenchyme interactions in the repair and regeneration of specialized skin of the nipple. Information gained from basic studies are directed toward developing a cell-based regeneration nipple strategy for mastectomy patients.

Wayne Forrester, PhD
Lab studies directed cell migration during metazoan development. Abnormal cell migration can lead to the spread of cancer cells. Investigators apply genetic, molecular and genomic approaches to the study cell migration, using the small, experimentally tractable nematode C. elegans.

Peter Hollenhorst, PhD
Researchers in this lab use genomics and bioinformatics approaches to study the mechanisms that ETS family transcription factors use to interact with the genome in an effort to delineate both normal and oncogenic functions of these proteins.

Heather Hundley, PhD
Lab team is interested in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and utilizes a combination of biochemistry, genomics and molecular biology to identify the molecular mechanisms that regulate RNA editing and the consequences of aberrant editing on gene expression.

Anirban Mitra, PhD
This lab seeks to understand the paracrine and juxtacrine interactions between cancer cells and their microenvironment that regulate metastatic colonization in ovarian cancer with a specific interest in the regulation of key microRNAs and transcription factors.

Sumegha Mitra, PhD
Research in this lab is focused on understanding the regulation of the altered cellular proteomic dynamics in cancer cells that favor their growth and metastasis. Employing systems biology, quantitative proteomics, molecular and genomic approaches, this group of researchers studies the role of ubiquitin proteasome system in molecular mechanisms employed by cancer cells to manipulate accumulation of oncogenic proteins or enhanced degradation of tumor suppressors and regulation of oncogenic signaling.

Kenneth P. Nephew, PhD
Investigators in this lab are using next generation sequencing technology and computational models to explore the role of epigenetics in ovarian cancer cells, cancer stem cells and resistance to chemotherapy. The team also studies breast cancer, estrogen receptor biology and endocrine resistance.

Heather O’Hagan, PhD
Lab studies the role of oxidative DNA damage in initiating cancer-specific epigenetic changes. Investigators here examine chromatin changes that occur acutely during DNA repair and how the persistence of these changes may lead to heritable changes in gene expression.

Claire Walczak, PhD
Lab is interested in the molecular mechanisms that govern mitotic spindle assembly and chromosome segregation in both normal and tumor-derived cells. Researchers in this group are developing screening assays to identify new drugs that target microtubule assembly.