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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 Ph.D. 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 long, proud history of achievements. We invite you to learn more about us through our newsletter and archives.

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Upcoming Seminar

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents:
My Road to Academic Cardiology
Presented by Suzanne Oparil, MD
Distinguished Profess of Medicine
Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Section Chief of Vascular Biology and Hypertension
Director, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
When: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Place: CW308
All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. 
Refreshments offered on first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information, contact Courtney Graham.