Advancing Science

Research at PCOM and PCOM Georgia


Innovative research activities on PCOM’s campuses range from deciphering mechanisms of cell, tissue and organ development, function and pathogenesis, to analyses of behavior, learning and psychopathology. The overall goal of our research is to develop and test innovative approaches to diagnosing, treating and preventing dysfunction and disease.


Our Mission


Promote health through basic, translational, clinical, behavioral, education and community research.


Mentor students in research methodologies and dissemination of information.

Faculty Researchers

Watch videos highlighting featured researchers and their work.
Professional headshot of Abigail Hielscher, PhD

Abigail Hielscher, PhD


Cathy Hatcher

Cathy Hatcher, PhD


Dr. David Festinger

David Festinger, PhD


Mary Owen

Mary Owen, JD, MS, PhD, CS


Brian Balin

Brian Balin, PhD


Jessica Kendorski

Jessica Kendorski, PhD


Xinyu (Eric) Wang

Xinyu (Eric) Wang, PhD


Denah Appelt

Denah Appelt, PhD


Heather Montie

Heather Montie, PhD


Marina D'Angelo

Marina D'Angelo, PhD


Kerin Claeson

Kerin M. Claeson, PhD


Dr. Arturo Nuevo Bravo, PhD

Arturo Bravo Nuevo, PhD