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
April 4, 2015
The Deparment has scheduled two Open Houses for spring of 2015, the first on April 4th and the second on 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. Deadlines for registration are March 30th and May 26th. Please click here to register online for the event. Please click here for more information.
2014 Holiday Party
Dec. 12, 2014
The Department hosts a Holiday Party each December to celebrate all the diverse holidays observed by our department members.
Matthew N. Levy Symposium
Oct. 1, 2014
The Department hosted the 2014 Matthew N. Levy Symposium on Oct. 1, 2014. See this brochure for more information.
2014 Department Retreat
Sept. 19, 2014
Sept. 19, 2014
The Department sponsored our annual Department Retreat on September 19th at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Retreats consisted of informal scientific presentations by principal investigators, students, and post-doctoral fellows.
Paper Acceptance: Andrea Boyd-Tressler
Aug. 11, 2014
Congratulations to Andrea Boyd-Tressler on the acceptance of her first paper as first author "Chemotherapeutic Drugs Induce ATP Release via Caspase-gated Pannexin-1 Channels and a Caspase/Pannexin-1-Independent Mechanism" in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.