The Department of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a leader in cutting-edge basic, translational and clinical research. Our scientists have contributed to discoveries that positively impact healthcare. The highly collaborative spirit across the campus, contribute to investigate problems, stretching from causes of cancer to developing interventions on aging.
The Department of Internal Medicine’s research mission is to promote and support bench to bedside research that will translate discoveries into new therapies, interventions, and programs that will result in better health care outcomes.
Susheela Tridandapani, PhD
Vice Chair for Basic Research
Dr. Tridandapani is a member of the Leukemia Research Program at the OSUCC and the Division of Hematology. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of innate immune responses to bacterial pathogens and immunoglobulin G complexes. In particular, she is interested in macrophage biology related to cancer immunotherapy. Her work is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases. Dr. Tridandapani is passionate about mentorship. She has served for 10 years as the director for Research in the Center for FAME providing mentorship and guidance to junior faculty toward their career development.
Mauricio Rojas, MD
Associate Vice Chair for Research
Dr. Rojas’s early work included pioneering studies on bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells as potential therapies, and more recently, he has focused on mesenchymal cell aging and senescence with the innovative incorporation of ex-vivo lung perfusion models to study the impact of therapeutic interventions on lung pathology.
Internal Medicine Research by the Numbers
#23 in the nation for per capital NIH funding
293 principal investigators
$110,447,044 in research funding