UVM Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty engage in both public health research and laboratory-based biological research, advancing the field in areas that include genetics and genomics of human disease, molecular signaling in cancer and cardiovascular disease, immunology, inflammatory responses to microbial pathogens, and quality assurance in public health.

Faculty/Staff Member Area of Expertise and/or Research

Kenneth Allen, M.B.A., B.S., CNMT

  • Nuclear cardiology

Eyal Amiel, Ph.D.

  • Dendritic cell biology
  • Cellular metabolism
  • Cell signaling networks
  • Immunotherapies for cancer treatment

Wade Carson, M.B.A., BSRT(R)(T)(ARRT)

  • Radiation Oncology and Medical Imaging

Paula Deming, Ph.D., MT (ASCP)

  • Cell signaling
  • Growth control pathways
  • Molecular pathology
  • Cancer biology


The Deming Laboratory's research is currently funded in part by the American Heart Association. Projects have also been partially funded through a Vermont Cancer Center Pilot Award and College of Nursing and Health Sciences Incentive Grants.

Seth Frietze, Ph.D.

  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Chromatin structure and epigenetics
  • Transcriptomics of vertebrate development and evolution
  • Metagenomics and molecular diagnostics

Christine Griffin, M.S., MT, SH (ASCP)

  • Health care workforce recruitment

Dimitry Krementsov, Ph.D.

  • Autoimmunity
  • Microbiome
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Sex differences
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Gene-by-environment interactions
  • Virology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease