• The Department of Physiology and Biophysics enlists more than 18 primary and 35 secondary faculty committed to academic and scientific excellence. Our goal is to train the next generation of world leaders in the field of biomedical science.
• We employ a highly innovative research approach, teaching, and individual mentoring of graduate students; this maximizes faculty-student interaction and emphasizes the use of state-of-the-art experimental approaches.
• We encourage interactive and collegial sharing of ideas and techniques; in this way our faculty members provide opportunities for integrated research approaches in biomedical research.
• Our faculty members are committed to expert, ground-breaking, and interactive teaching. The effectiveness of this is emphasized by a vibrant PhD program, a newly developed Master in Medical Physiology program, and an invaluable contribution to the School of Medicine's redesigned curriculum.
Myers/Scarpa Professor and Chair
Regulation of intracellular pH, gas channels
Protein-Protein Interactions in Cell Signaling of small GTPases, Plexin and Eph receptors
Understanding the role of structure and dynamics in the functioning of ion channels
Signal transduction by extracellular nucleotides and inflammasomes in innate immunity and inflammation
Regulation of nephron transport, salt-sensitive hypertension and cross-talk between tubules and vessels
Voltage-dependent ion channels
Cerebral angiogenesis, blood flow & metabolism
Molecular mechanisms sensing and regulating physiological pH
Proteostasis maintenance of membrane proteins in health and disease
Mathematical modeling of acid-base physiology
Mitochondrial quality control in neurodegenerative diseases
Molecular mechanisms of membrane remodeling, fission and fusion in endocytosis and mitochondrial dynamics
Regulation of magnesium homeostasis and transport in mammalian cells
Structure, function, and regulation of mammalian TRPC channels, mechanisms of Ca2+ dyshomeostasis during oxidative stress
Regulation of the sympatho-adrenal stress response.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiac muscle contraction in health and disease
Robert F Bennett MD Professor
Molecular basis of prion diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders associated with protein misfolding
Brain hypoxia and ischemia
Bioinformatics; Structure/Regulation of Membrane and Epithelial Electrolyte Transport
Regulation of epithelial ion transporters in health and disease
Cellular basis of muscle fatigue
Professor Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Associate Professor Pediatrics
Professor Respiratory Therapy
Professor Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor Pediatrics / Division of Neonatology
Professor Reproductive Biology
Professor Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Professor Physiology & Biophysics
Associate Professor Nutrition
Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering
Regulation of Synaptic Transmission Through G-Protein Coupled Receptors