Exciting medical research is underway at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne. Faculty at this campus collaboratively conduct research in areas of neuroscience, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke. The Fort Wayne medical research facility provides spacious laboratories for each of the basic science faculty members at this campus.
Students at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne have opportunities to work with basic science and clinical faculty on research throughout the academic year. Additionally, IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne is the co-sponsor of the Student Research Fellowship Program, which provides basic science and clinical research opportunities to medical students in a nine-week comprehensive program each summer.
Jui-Hung (Jimmy) Yen, PhD, is an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne. His work to develop anti-inflammatory therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases includes ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is also working to further dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effects of these treatments.
Student Research Programs
Several research opportunities are available to students at the Fort Wayne campus and throughout the community.