Physiology & Biophysics

Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair


Welcome to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Physiology and Biophysics are the cornerstones of modern biological science. The members of this department share a common interest in understanding how biological systems operate, spanning from the level of the molecule to the whole animal. We take pride in the interactions and collegiality within the department, which fosters collaborations throughout the university and the world. In addition to our commitment to excellence and leadership in biomedical research, we are also dedicated to the university's mission education, scholarship, and service. Although our primary educational mission involves instruction to graduate and medical students at Case, we also provide training for local area high school students, undergraduate students form a variety of educational institutions, and many post-doctoral fellows who go on to lead their own research efforts at the university level or in biotechnology. Ultimately, the individuals who carry out experiments and identify new ways of thinking about fundamental biological problems define scientific disciplines. For this reason, we strive to develop the full potential of each individual working at all different levels. Please enjoy your excursion through our website, and come back often to learn about the progress of our many research and educational programs.

—Walter F. Boron, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman