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Congratulations to Dr. Paulina Getsy
June 11, 2021

Paulina Getsy, a doctoral candidate mentored by and in the lab of Dr. Stephen Lewis publicly defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

The title of Dr. Getsy's dissertation is "Ventilatory Responses after Loss of Chemoafferent or Sympathetic Inputs to Respiratory-Control Structures".

The defense was presented remotely, via Zoom.

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Post-Bacc Application Deadline
Aug. 1, 2021

August 1, 2021 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 Contact us if you need assistance.

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Recent News

Congratulations to Dr. Seth Fillioe
June 2, 2021

Seth Fillioe, Ph.D., a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Michael Decker, has been selected to be part of the School of Medicine Translational Fellows Program for his project entitled, “Translating serum markers of fatigue into a real-time sensor worn by aviators”.

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Congratulations to the Lab of Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran
June 1, 2021

The lab of Rajesh Ramachandran, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has had the manuscript, “NMR identification of a conserved Drp1 cardiolipin-binding motif essential for stress-induced mitochondrial fission” accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.

The article will be published online in a few weeks.

Mukesh Mahajan*, Nikhil Bharambe*, Yutong Shang*, Bin Lu*, Abhishek Mandal*, Pooja Madan Mohan, Rihua Wang, Jennifer C. Boatz, Juan Manuel Martinez Galvez, Anna Shnyrova, Xin Qi, Matthias Buck, Patrick C.A. van der Wel, and Rajesh Ramachandran†.

*equal contribution
†corresponding author 

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Medical Physiology Graduation Reception
May 28, 2021 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Medical Physiology Graduation Reception was held Friday, May 28, 2021, at 4:00 PM via Zoom.

Congratulations to all our Graduates!

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Congratulations to Dr. Joseph LaManna
May 12, 2021

Joseph LaManna, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has had the following chapters published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (May 2021):

  • "Chronic Ketosis Modulates HIF1α-Mediated Inflammatory Response in Rat Brain"
  • "Effect of 3-Day and 21-Day Hypoxic Preconditioning on Recovery Following Cerebral Ischemia in Rats"
  • "Environmental Enrichment Improved Cognitive Performance in Mice under Normoxia and Hypoxia"
  • "Altered Behavioral Performance in the Neuron-Specific HIF-1- and HIF-2-Deficient Mice Following Chronic Hypoxic Exposure"



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CANCELLED: Open House for Post-Bacc Medical Physiology Program
April 17, 2021 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Department will host 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, April 17, 2021.  This will be held via Zoom.

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Congratulations to Dr. Qiuye Li and Dr. Michael Babinchak
March 12, 2021

Qiuye Li, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Scholar and doctoral student alumnus in the lab of Dr. Wïtold Surewicz, and Michael Babinchak, Ph.D., a third year M.D. candidate and also a Surewicz lab doctoral student alumnus, have had the paper “Cryo-EM structureof amyloid fibrils formed by the entire low complexity domain of TDP-43“ published in Nature Communications.

Nature Commun 12, 1620 (2021)


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2021 Medical Physiology Program Retreat
Jan. 28, 2021 - Jan. 29, 2021

The Medical Physiology program will held its annual retreat at the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on Thursday-Friday, January 28-29, 2021. Medical Physiology students attended sessions and seminars on preparing applications for professional school.

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Congratulations to Cassandra Barone
Jan. 15, 2021

Cassandra Barone, a doctoral student in the Center for Aerospace Physiology, headed by Dr. Michael Decker, has been name a Solar System Ambassador in the Solar System Exploration program of NASA Science.

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MSMP Conversations with Current Students
Jan. 7, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join our TAs (current students and alumni) as they answer all your questions about the student experience in Case Western's Medical Physiology Program. Learn more about the curriculum, enrichment experiences, advising/ support services, life in Cleveland, and more during this casual virtual event.

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