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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


Third Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture

April 22, 2015 4 p.m.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics will host the Third Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The guest lecturer will be Dr. Richard Johnson of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

Dr. Johnson's lecture is titled “Fructose and its Role in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome”.

 



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.



Congratulations Candida Desjardins!

March 4, 2015

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics congratulates Dr. Candida Desjardins for successfully defending her PhD thesis, "Early Detection of Physiologic and Functional Changes of Common Structural Protein Mutations Underlying Human Diseases by MRI", on Mar 4th, 2015.



Welcome postdoc Sandip Basak!

Jan. 5, 2015

Sandip joined the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani as a postdoctoral scholar, effective December 22, 2014.



Welcome postdoc Rajan Vyas!

Jan. 5, 2015

Rajan joined the lab of Dr. Sudha Chakrapani as a postdoctoral scholar, effective January 5, 2015.



Welcome postdoc Mausita Karmakar!

Jan. 5, 2015

Mausita joined the lab of Dr. George Dubyak as a postdoctoral scholar, effective January 1, 2015.



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.


Post-Baccalaureate Program MS in Medical Physiology

PhD Program Physiology and Biophysics

Upcoming Seminars


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Regulation of Life and Death Decisions by Novel Cell Signaling Molecules"

Ted M. Dawson, MD, PhD
March 30, 2015 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Xin Qi, PhD


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Inside-out Neuropharmacology, from Nicotinic Receptors to Psychiatric Medication"

Henry A. Lester, PhD
April 6, 2015 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Fraser J. Moss, PhD




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