It is our vision to develop Larkin University into a diverse academic community that is relevant to the community we serve. LU faculty are engaged in basic, clinical, social & administrative sciences, and educational research focused on development of new therapeutic chemical entities, optimization of the available medications, development of treatment protocols, clinical decision-making approaches, clinical communications, quantitative/qualitative health and cost-related data evaluation, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Scholarship of Teaching endeavors to understand the curriculum, programmatic, and professional outcomes with a goal of implementing and improving new pedagogical and learning approaches. Laboratory, in silico, and in vitro research are focused on biomedical and pharmaceutical areas which attempt to advance human health with a strong emphasis on diseases or research areas relevant for our local communities in South Florida or the US in general.
LU research provides foundational knowledge for disease pathogenesis and medication action, analyzes the breakdown of medications, vitamins or natural products in tissues or measure their levels in biological samples and endeavors to understand the effects of environmental pollutants and allergens on health through biochemical analysis, and focuses on synthesizing new chemical molecules or developing medication formulations and then determine their effects on non-pathogenic bacteria or mammalian cell culture. Scientific discoveries resulting from LU Faculty research contributes to the advancement of human health and educates our students in research techniques and scientific analyses, reflecting the deliberate involvement of faculty and students working together in fields of research.
LU researchers are engaged in computational and laboratory work in diverse areas of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences including computational structural biochemistry, drug design and synthesis, formulations, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, and pharmacological evaluation of synthetic molecules and natural products.