Systems Physiology2018-03-16T14:18:15+00:00

Systems Physiology

The study of normal body function, critical for understanding human health. The focus is on how individual organ systems integrate molecular and cellular components into function and how different organs cooperatively function to maintain homeostasis. Studies examine how the complex interactions of endocrine, reproductive, circadian, immune, metabolic, mechanical and neuronal signals, maintain a steady-state internal environment. This knowledge forms the basis for understanding dysregulated body function leading to cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and renal, gastrointestinal, and metabolic disorders.

NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Jonathan ArtAnatomy and Cell BiologyPhysiology & biophysics of hair cells and their synapses in the inner ear
Nissim HayBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Rhonda KinemanMedicine, EndocrinologyFocus on understanding how growth hormone, signaling through Stat5b, interacts with insulin to control hepatic metabolism
Asrar B. MalikCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases . I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Jason McAnanyOphthalmologyEye research; retina; inherited and acquired retinal disease; psychophysics; electrophysiology; pupillometry; optical coherence tomography
J. Michael O’DonnellPhysiology and BiophysicsCardiac function and metabolism in heart disease
Steven RothAnesthesiologyVision research; retinal degneration; ischemic tolerance; preconditioning; stem cell; extracellular vesicles; clinical research; big data
Carlos StoccoPhysiology and BiophysicsOur research focuses on the processes controlling ovarian function and the hormone signaling and genomic pathways regulating fertility.