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Research is strongly supported and encouraged. In addition to the large amount of research conducted by individual surgeons, the Department supports institutional research through several academic labs and commercial/industrial collaborations.

Institutional Research

Dr. Ramesh Babu Batchu’s Surgical Oncolology & Developmental Therapeutics Laborartory, located at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, conducts research into ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi)-based methods of cancer prevention and treatment, as well as research into the delivery of the resulting vaccines and therapies to the cell by means of adeno-associated viruses (AAV).

The Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) Lab at Wayne State University College of Engineering has worked collaboratively with our surgeons for several years on such projects as handheld detectors for various cancers, transplant rejection, and MRSA.