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Physiology & Biophysics

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics is strongly committed to the training of medical and graduate students in physiology and to the advancement of biomedical knowledge through research on whole organisms and at the cellular and molecular level. The department's role in medical training is to provide a complete understanding of the cellular, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, nervous, and endocrine mechanisms involved in the maintenance of homeostasis in the body. In the graduate programs this basic knowledge is complemented by in depth training in areas of specialization and in the application of state of the art physiological research methods.