Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thomas Ferrari

Contact Information:

Office: 408 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3887
mbferrari@oakland.edu


Specialty:

Physiology and Neuroscience


Education:

Ph.D., Neurobiology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

B.A., Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas


Certifications:

AAMC Medical Education Research Certificate


Research Interests:

Psychophysiology of meditation, forgiveness, empathy, and related prosocial behavior

Thomas M. Ferrari, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of
Physiology and Neuroscience


Thomas Ferrari

Dr. Ferrari joined the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences in August 2014 as Assistant Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience. Prior to joining OUWB School of Medicine, Dr. Ferrari was a Lecturer and Co-Director of the M.S. Program in Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, an Associate Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

He earned his Ph.D. in Neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin and was Senior Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute, as well as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow and MDA Research Fellow at the University of California, San Diego.

During his 25-year research career, Dr. Ferrari studied neuroendocrinology and muscle biology, receiving support from the NIH, NSF, and the AHA. He developed several graduate-level courses at the University of Michigan Medical School, including pathophysiology and translational physiology. In addition to course and curriculum development in the biomedical sciences, Dr. Ferrari’s interests include quantum biology, consciousness research, meditation physiology, and neuroscience of prosocial behavior.