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Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Welcome to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Our mission is to maintain the highest possible level of productivity and excellence in research, education and service.

Our researchers use integrative approaches to study cardiovascular, renal, neuroendocrine and metabolic systems in health and in diseases. The department enjoys strong extramural research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and other professional organizations.

The department trains undergraduate, medical, dental and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows. The PhD program emphasizes research that integrates physiology with genetics, molecular and cellular biology.

Our faculty and graduates have served as leaders in the AHA and the Council on Hypertension, the NIH, the American Physiological Society, the International Society of Hypertension and the Inter-American Society of Hypertension.

The department has a long, proud history of achievements. We invite you to learn more about us through our newsletter and archives.

Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar Series

Leptin Therapy for the Vascular Disease Associated with Congenital and Acquired Lipodystrophy

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, MSc, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Vascular Biology Center
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14
Room CW308

For more information, call Courtney Graham at (601) 984-1820.


Congratulations to our graduate students: Elena Dent (Year 4), Adrian Eddy (Year 4), Jason Engel (Year 3), and Erika Guise (Year 4). Each one has received a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association!