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The department continues to approach this mission with vigorous and successful programs in teaching and research. Hallmarks of the department include productive interactions with clinical departments; willingness to serve the department, college and university; a committed and professional departmental staff and assistant to the head; and a congenial, interactive atmosphere. Exceptional educational programs funded by extra-mural grants provide innovative teaching of physiology and research to pre- and post-doctoral trainees including clinical scientists. Nationally recognized and well-funded research areas interact strongly with clinical departments in the following thematic centers and research programs: Neurosciences, Gastrointestinal Sciences, Women’s Health and Reproductive Sciences, and Cardiovascular Sciences.

Our departmental research spans the spectrum from atoms to organs, and thus we are positioned well to train a new generation of systems oriented biologists investigating molecular mechanisms and translating these mechanisms to the organ, organism, and patient.

Department News and Seminar Events Heading link

Apr 19 2024

Emily Hayes, Work-In-Progress Seminar, UIC

Friday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
COMRB 1020
Apr 26 2024

Ling Qi, PhD, University of Virginia

Friday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
COMRB 1020
May 3 2024

Cornelia Weyand, MD,PhD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Friday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
1020 COMRB, Moss Auditorium
May 10 2024

Meenal Datta, PhD, University of Notre Dame

Friday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
COMRB 1020
May 17 2024

Morgan Huse, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Friday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
COMRB 1020
Hands maneuver a specimen under a microscope

An Interdepartmental Doctoral Program

The department participates in an integrated interdepartmental Ph.D. program offered by the College of Medicine known as Graduate Education in Medical Sciences (GEMS).