Dr. Prinster in the research lab.


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. 

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. 


Student Research

Students have an opportunity to work under the guidance of a faculty advisor on a variety of research projects. Students have also performed research with advisors from the Cleveland Clinic, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Roseman School of Pharmacy, and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.



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.

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

Graham Lambert

“This project was a meta-analysis of multiple peer-reviewed research articles, medical toxicology texts, and lectures, as well as interviewing the toxicology labs of the Henderson Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Washoe County’s Sheriff’s Office.”

Graham Lambert Osteopathic Medical Student
Touro University Nevada Medical Students Pave Way for Improved Marijuana Dui Testing

Research Grants
Our Partners

Our partners in research include any local or out-of-state institutions that are involved in scientific, clinical, or community-based research. Here are some of the partners that are collaborating for a better tomorrow.

Contact Us

Dr. Michael Laymon, Interim Director for Research