Translational Physiology

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 the 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. 

Recent News and Publications: 

Real-Time Measurements of Oral Mucosal Carbon Dioxide (POMCO2) Reveals an Inverse Correlation With Blood Pressure in a Porcine Model of Coagulopathic Junctional Hemorrhage (2023).

Meta-Analysis of Publicly Available Clinical and Preclinical Microbiome Data From Studies of Burn Injury (2023)

A natural history study of coagulopathy in a porcine 40% total body surface area burn model reveals the time-dependent significance of functional assays (2023)