We are committed to serving humanity and contributing to intellectual progress through insightful research at Touro Nevada.

Touro Nevada faculty take a proactive goal in promoting health and wellness in our community. As part of our institutional mission, we strive to use research to advance health and human services. We collaborate with external research institutions and award grants and fellowships to foster faculty and student research on-campus. 

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Research Interests

Research by faculty and students is encouraged in all the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Health and Human Services programs.  


Basic Sciences

The Department of Basic Sciences encourages faculty research, providing each faculty member with dedicated time and space for research, as well as funding for supplies, technical assistance, and encouragement for both intramural and extramural collaboration. 


Physician Assistant Studies

Students and faculty in the PA program have multiple research investigations currently underway including patient-provider communication among different cultures, impact of wilderness experience on health indicators, intention to provide healthcare to the homeless and its determinants, and public perception of physician assistants as healthcare providers.



Occupational Therapy

Through research, faculty members expand their knowledge related to occupational performance across the lifespan while addressing our curricular themes of occupation-based, evidence-based, social justice, and leadership. 



Physical Therapy

Faculty in the School of Physical Therapy conduct studies that improve our knowledge and understanding of human movement and control, physical function, and disability across the lifespan. They perform research at a variety of locations and routinely present their findings at local, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Amy Stone

“This is the first particular breakthrough of its kind, so it’s pretty exciting to play such an important role on the international scale. We didn’t know how this was happening, but now we know it’s because macrophages can sense the West Nile Virus and become polarized to the strong immune response.”

Dr. Amy Stone Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Amy Stone’s West Nile Virus Research Published in International Peer-Reviewed Journal

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Recent Accolades

Amy Stone, American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators Textbook Travel Award Recipient 2019

Amy Stone, American Society of Microbiology Peggy Cotter Early Career Travel Award Inaugural Recipient 2019

Aurelio Lorico, Editorial Board Member, Cells 2019

Cells Journal Submissions

Cells (ISSN 2073-4409; CODEN: CELLC6) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics.

Guest Editors and Touro Professors of Basic Sciences, Dr. Aurelio Lorico and Germana Rappa are inviting submissions to Cells on the topic of Membrane-Bound Mechanisms of Intercellular Communication in Health and Cancerous Tissues: Extracellular vesicles, Cytonemes and Tunneling Nanotubes. Submissions are due by May 31, 2020.

Submissions for Journal

Contact Us

Dr. Michael Laymon, Interim Director for Research