The Division of Basic Research (DBR) explores fundamental scientific questions relevant to medicine and Anesthesiology.

DBR research falls into the categories of neurobiology, cell biology, and pharmacology with current projects focused on mechanisms of hypoxic and immune-mediated cell death, general anesthetic mechanisms, ion channel function, biomarkers of organ injury, novel intracellular signaling pathways, and the neurobiology of stress and addiction.

Eleven principal investigators comprise the DBR, which is housed on the fifth floor of the Clinical Sciences Research Building at the center of the Washington University Medical Center campus. DBR principal investigators are members of the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University and a number of graduate students have completed their thesis work in DBR labs.

Research projects for students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows are currently available in the DBR.

Our Team