School of Medicine building on the Duluth campusThe Department of Biomedical Sciences contributes to the mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth campus to be a leader in:

  • educating physicians dedicated to family medicine,
  • to serve the healthcare needs of rural Minnesota and American Indian communities,
  • and discover and disseminate knowledge through research

The Biomedical Sciences Department engages fully in the mission through research with a cadre of experts in the wide range of topics required to be taught during years one and two of the medical school curriculum.

Native American Faculty Development Program

On-site faculty development program for Native Americans interested in the biomedical sciences desiring to be tenure track faculty candidates.

Research Seminar Series

This series is a joint venture by Medical School, Duluth campus and College of Pharmacy, Duluth campus.  During the academic year, seminars are held on Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Room 130 Medical School Duluth.


News and Notes

Introducing Amy Yang, PhD
August 26, 2016

Amy YangWe are pleased to announce that Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, PhD, has joined our department as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences!

Learn more about Dr. Yang and her research interests.

New faculty member
July 1, 2016

Ruifeng Ray Cao

We are pleased to announce that Ruifeng (Ray) Cao, MD, PhD, will join our faculty starting August 30, 2016.

Learn more about Dr. Cao and his research interests.







Ken Wallace, PhD
May 5, 2016

Elsevier Publishers has announced the launch of a new, international high impact journal titled "Current Opinions in Toxicology"  - Ken Wallace is co Editor-in-Chief


Robin Michaels, PhD
May 5, 2016

Awarded Honorable Mention: Basic Science Teacher of the Year - Year One

Kevin Diebel, PhD - Awards
May 5, 2016
    • 2016 UMD Student Awards for Outstanding Faculty – 
    • Basic Science Teacher of the Year - Year One 
    • Honorable Mention: Basic Science Teacher of the Year - Year Two