The College of Medicine has research space in the Health Professions Building for faculty active in neuroscience research that are part of the Neuroscience Program. Laboratory space here promotes the use of shared equipment and facilities and collaborative research efforts that span colleges and departments. Faculty in this program include: Drs. Julien Rossignol, Jamie Johansen, and Ute Hochgeswender. These investigators are studying the mechanisms and potential treatments of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, Huntington, and Parkinson disease.
Central Michigan University recently opened a new research facility for College of Medicine Faculty. The new 12,600 sq.ft building is located in the Central Michigan University Technology Park area south of campus. The building is designed to conduct bio-medical research around an open laboratory concept that promotes collaboration among investigators. It contains cell culture facilities, common shared equipment, and includes housing space for rodent models used in research. Since opening, the state-of-the-art building houses the research laboratories and offices for 8 College of Medicine faculty including: Drs. Edward McKee, Robert Fleischmann, Daniel Griffin, Neeraj Vij, Jamie Alan, Mariana Rosca, Harold Bell, and Neli Ragina. The research facility has some room remaining for additional investigators.
Researchers have access to a state-of-the –art center for flow cytometry.