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Welcome to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics!


Welcome to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics! We are over 170 faculty, fellows, students, and staff. Building on strong traditions, we strive to be a world leader in our parallel missions of research, teaching, and service. Our founding chair John Macleod was a future Nobel Laureate, Corneille Heymans was another laureate trained in the Department, and a Lasker Award winner Carl J. Wiggers chaired the Department for a generation. Our research mission benefits from a rare combination of faculty who address important translational problems in physiology and biophysics across a broad spectrum of integration—from the level of the atomic structure of molecules, through living cells and organ systems, and up to the whole organism. The major programmatic foci of our research are cardiovascular, renal, and neuronal function in health and disease. Our educational mission includes a strong PhD-training program as well as a new Master’s program in medical physiology that has attracted considerable interest. Our service mission has a strong impact at the local, national, and international levels.

  • Mission: research, education, service
  • Research Interest: integration of physiology and biophysics from atom to whole organism
  • Former President of FASEB, Secretary General of the IUPS, Co-director of Case’s MSTP
  • Co-home to textbook Medical Physiology


Open House for Post-Bacc Medical Physiology Program

May 30, 2015

The Department has scheduled an Open House for the MS in Medical Physiology Program on Saturday, May 30th.  Prospective students and family members can hear all about our Masters in Medical Physiology program, tour the CWRU campus and department laboratories, and meet faculty and students.  Deadline for registration is May 26th.  Please click here to register online for the event.  Please click here for more information.



Dissertation Defense

April 24, 2015 2 p.m.

Malcolm Hoshi, a Ph.D. candidate affiliated with the lab of Dr. Isabelle Deschenes, will publicly defend his Ph.D. dissertation in a presentation at 2:00 p.m on Friday, April 24, 2015 in School of Medicine E-501.

The title of Malcolm's presentation is “Unveiling Mechanisms Involved in Non-Traditional Cases of Inherited Cardiac Channelopathies”.

A reception will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics 5th floor bridge in the Robbins Building.

 



Third Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture

April 22, 2015 4 p.m.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics hosted the Third Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

The guest lecturer was Dr. Richard Johnson of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

Dr. Johnson's lecture was entitled “Fructose and its Role in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome”.

 



Congratulations Candida Desjardins!

March 4, 2015

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics congratulates Dr. Candida Desjardins for successfully defending her PhD thesis, "Early Detection of Physiologic and Functional Changes of Common Structural Protein Mutations Underlying Human Diseases by MRI", on Mar 4th, 2015.



Welcome postdoc Sandip Basak!

Jan. 5, 2015

Sandip joined the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani as a postdoctoral scholar, effective December 22, 2014.



Welcome postdoc Rajan Vyas!

Jan. 5, 2015

Rajan joined the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani as a postdoctoral scholar, effective January 5, 2015.



Welcome postdoc Mausita Karmakar!

Jan. 5, 2015

Mausita joined the lab of Dr. George Dubyak as a postdoctoral scholar, effective January 1, 2015.


Post-Baccalaureate Program MS in Medical Physiology

PhD Program Physiology and Biophysics

Upcoming Seminars


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Unraveling disease mechanisms in cardiomyopathy with MYBPC3 gene mutations"

Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA, FAPS
April 27, 2015 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Julian E. Stelzer, PhD


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Cilia, in vivo functions and connections to disease"

Bradley K. Yoder, PhD
May 11, 2015 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Jeffrey L. Garvin, PhD




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