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DPB Annual Holiday Party
Dec. 14, 2019 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

The Department will host its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 14 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in University Circle.  The Botanical Garden will be holding its annual GLOW event, to which we will have exclusive access during the party.

Catering will be provided by Bon Appétit and a string ensemble will provide seasonal music.

Santa Claus will be available for pictures from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The gift shop will be open from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Please RSVP here.

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2020 Medical Physiology Program Retreat
Jan. 10, 2020

The Medical Physiology program will hold its annual retreat at the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on Friday, January 10, 2020.  Medical Physiology students will attend sessions and seminars on preparing applications for professional school.

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Post-Bacc Application Deadline
July 15, 2020

July 15th, 2020 is the deadline for submitting applications for the MS in Medical Physiology Program (Post-Bacc Program).  The admissions committee will review your application once it is complete and all application materials are received.  If you have any questions, please contact the program at msmpadmissions@case.edu. Contact us if you need assistance.

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Recent News


Dr. Leslie Leinwand of the University of Colorado gives the 5th Annual Matthew N. Levy Lecture
Oct. 31, 2019 1:30 p.m.

 

Leslie Leinwand, Ph.D., F.A.H.A., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCDB) and the Chief Scientific Officer of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado, gave the 5th Annual Department of Physiology and Biophysics Matthew N. Levy Lecture on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of Dr. Leinwand's lecture was “Myosin myopathies: mechanisms of pathogenesis and paths to therapeutics.”

A reception in Dr. Leinwand's honor followed the lecture.

The late Dr. Matthew Levy was a gifted, dedicated teacher and scientist who influenced countless students, conducted groundbreaking research on heart function and its relationship to the autonomic nervous system, and who co-authored one of the most influential texts on physiology. Each autumn, beginning with a daylong symposium in 2014, the Department honors the memory of Dr. Levy and his accomplishments.

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Congratulations to Dr. Hanna Zhang !
Oct. 18, 2019 12:30 p.m.

Hanna Zhang, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Dr. John Kirwan, publicly defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of Hanna's dissertation is “Growth differentiation factor-15 is a contraction-induced myokine that maintains glucose homeostasis in obesity and type 2 diabetes”.

A reception was held in Dr. Zhang's honor following the defense.

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Department 18th Annual Retreat
Sept. 19, 2019 - Sept. 20, 2019

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics held its18th annual retreat at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20.

Facutly, postdocs, Ph.D. and M.S. graduate students, and research staff attended.

Scientific poster award winners were:

Ph.D. students:  1st Place - Quiye Li, Surewicz lab;  2nd Place - Michael Babinchak, Surewicz lab

Postdocs:  1st Place - Nikhil Bharambe, Ph.D., Ramachandran lab;  2nd Place - Mausita Karmakar, Ph.D., Dubyak lab; 3rd Place - Di Hu, Ph.D., Qi Lab

Research Assistants:  1st Place - Omid Hajihassani, Qi lab

M.S. students:  1st Place - Pooja Madan Mohan, Ramachandran lab;  2nd Place - Gabriel Forbes, Schmaier lab 

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2019 Recknagel Symposium
Sept. 19, 2019

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics annual Recknagel Symposium was held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 during the department’s 18th annual retreat.

Three pre-doctoral students tied for first place for the academic award: Benjamin Dumm and Ling Xu, both from the lab of Dr. Wïtold Surewicz, and Ryan Lingerak, from the lab of Dr. Bing-Cheng Wang.

For the award for the Recknagel oral presentation there was a two-way tie, between Benjamin Dumm and Ling Xu.

The department established the annual Recknagel Symposium in memory of Professor Richard Recknagel, who was Chair of the Department of Physiology from 1976 until 1986 and an admired thinker and investigator who took a keen interest in mentoring young students and faculty.

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DPB Annual Baseball Outing
Aug. 23, 2019 7:10 p.m.

The Department hosted its annual Cleveland Indians baseball outing on Friday, August 23, 2019.

The Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 4 - 1 at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland.

We host the baseball outing at the beginning of each new academic year to welcome our new graduate students and to provide an enjoyable evening for returning students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are complimentary for our students and department associates, and the Terrace Club was again reserved this year for our attendees.

Image: http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2017/0918/r260637

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Welcome to the M.S.M.P. 2019 entering class
Aug. 22, 2019

The Department welcomed approximately 170 first year students on Thursday, August 22 to its Master of Science in Medical Physiology program orientation.

A catered reception was held for the new students and they had an opportunity to have an individual photographs taken for the Department website.

As an additional welcome, all of the new students were invited to attend a Cleveland Indians baseball game on Friday, August 23.

We wish all of them well as they pursue their graduate studies.

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DPB 2019 Annual Summer Picnic
July 26, 2019 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Department hosted its annual summer picnic on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the University's Squire Vallevue Farm in Hunting Valley.

Department faculty, associates, and students and their families and significant others attended, as well as interns who have joined us for the summer.

Group activities included softball and volleyball.

A barbecue of chicken and ribs and hamburgers and hot dogs was provided by Bon Appétit.

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Post-Bacc Application Deadline
July 15, 2019

July 15th, 2020 is the deadline for submitting applications for the MS in Medical Physiology Program (Post-Bacc Program).  The admissions committee will review your application once it is complete and all application materials are received.  If you have any questions, please contact the program at msmpadmissions@case.edu. Contact us if you need assistance.

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Congratulations to Dr. Tingwei Mu
July 1, 2019

Dr. Mu has been promoted to Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2019.

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Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Schelling
July 1, 2019

Jeffrey R. Schelling, M.D. has received a secondary appointment as a professor on the faculty of the Department Physiology and Biophysics.

Dr. Schelling is the Division Director of Nephrology at the MetroHealth Medical System and a Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

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Open House for Post-Bacc Medical Physiology Program
June 22, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Department will hosted an Open House for all students, parents, and undergraduate advisors interested in learning more about the M.S. in Medical Physiology Post-Bacc program on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  A full day of activities was held.

For more information:  https://physiology.case.edu/education/department-open-house/

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Congratulations to Dr. John Li
June 17, 2019 2 p.m.

John Li, a Ph.D. candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program in the lab of and mentored by Dr. Julian Stelzer, publicly defended his doctoral dissertation on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of John's dissertation is "Examining the efficacy of MyBPC based therapies in mouse models of cardiomyopathies."

A reception was held in the new Dr. Li's honor in the Department's 5th floor bridge area following the defense.

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