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  • What's New

    The Department of Physiology & Biophysics Presents the Seminar:

    Placental Ischemia-induced Cerebrovascular Abnormalities: Role of Placental Factors
    Dr. J. Paula Warrington
     Please click here for more information 

                                                              Congratulations to Dr. Robert Hester, Dr. Luis Juncos,  Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, and Dr. Richard Summers for receiving Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professorships. For more information regarding their accomplishments, please click here.



  • Physiology and Biophysics

    Welcome to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Our primary mission is to maintain the highest possible level of productivity and excellence in education, research and service programs to the University of Mississippi Medical Center and to the national and scientific community.

    The department has a long and proud history of achievements in education, research and service. Some of these achievements for the past year are summarized in our recent newsletter.

    Our research programs use an integrative approach to study cardiovascular, renal, neuroendocrine and metabolic systems in health and in various diseases. The department currently enjoys strong extramural research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and various professional organizations such as the American Heart Association (AHA).

    Our education programs include training for undergraduate, medical, dental and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows. The graduate program contains a strong emphasis on research and on integrating whole animal physiology with genetics, molecular and cellular biology. Our graduate program has outstanding mentoring and provides highly qualified students the opportunity to obtain a PhD or MD/PhD degree.

    Department faculty members have served in major leadership positions for national and international organizations such as the American Physiological Society, the AHA, the AHA Council for High Blood Pressure Research, NIH, the International Society of Hypertension, and the Inter-American Society of Hypertension.

    Please browse through our web site to find more information on the research, education and service activities of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.