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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


The Department of Physiology & Biophysics Presents:

 Carbon Monoxide: Modulator of Energetic Metabolism and Potential Therapeutic in Obesity

Dr. Roberto Motterlini
Director of Research
INSERM U955
Faculty of Health
University of Paris Est

Créteil, France

Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Virtual Seminar via WebEx
Meeting Number (access code): 141 009 2504
Meeting Password: physiology

Please contact Courtney Graham at 601-984-1820 or chortongraham@umc.edu with any questions


Headshot of Yingjie Chen, PhD
Research Award Winner Spotlight
Congratulations to Yingjie Chen, PhD, for receiving a Silver Medallion UMMC Research Excellence Award! Dr. Chen is a professor of physiology and biophysics at UMMC.
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