The Division of Basic Sciences is the basic science research unit for the Department of Pediatrics. Its faculty perform basic science research in the areas of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis and evasion of host defenses, the genetics of pectus excavatum, and the identification, characterization and molecular "fingerprinting" of agents of nosocomial infection in children.
Pediatric Basic Sciences Research is housed within E.V. Williams Hall, and includes approximately 4500 square feet of space for basic research and divisional administration. The faculty have collaborative arrangements with the EVMS Center for Proteomics, with faculty in the EVMS Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and with the Division of Pediatric Surgery.
The Division faculty perform their personal laboratory research, but are also available to assist Departmental faculty with basic science research support in the areas of molecular genetics, microbial pathogenesis and molecular fingerprinting.
This research conglomerate also provides basic science research experiences and oversight for Fellows in the Department of Pediatrics.