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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, especially in development of academic leaders and in cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases research. We invite you to learn more about us through our News and Kudos page as well as our newsletter and publications.


Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar Series

Investigating GI-Signaling in Enteroendocrine K-Cells
Presented by Dr. Osvaldo Rivera-Gonzalez
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Resident Memory-Like T Cells in an Aristolochic Acid-Induced Model of CKD
Presented by Dr. Kyle Moore
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division of Nephrology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual via WebEx
   Meeting Number (access code): 2473 133 7305
      Meeting Password: physiology


  Link to Upcoming Seminars