Faculty and researchers look at the role of fluid resuscitation in organ (dys)function and inflammation, trauma intervention, burn wound healing and diagnosis, and the role of the microbiome on physiological homeostasis. The translational physiology program aims to extract basic science findings and expand them for advanced clinical relevance. Proof-of concept studies in small animal models are followed by large animal models that have the advantage of incorporating clinically-relevant tools and capabilities. A-fully functional 2-bed Intensive Care Unit setup is housed at USU, which allows for incorporation of catheters, monitoring systems, and other surgical tools that are used in human operating rooms.
David M. Burmeister, PHD, leads our research efforts in Translational Physiology.