Physiology is the study of how the body works. The systems of the body — including the cardiovascular, respiratory, neural, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems — are examined using approaches ranging from molecular and cellular to whole-organism levels.
The Department of Physiology is part of the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. It offers and participates in courses and programs of study for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The major in Physiology is the only undergraduate major offered through the College of Medicine.
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
- Renal and Transport Physiology
- Endocrine, Metabolic and Reproductive Physiology
- Eye/Visual Systems Physiology
Full List of Seminars
January 14, 2014 (All day)
Nick Delamere, Head, Department of Physiology has been named president of the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology (ACDP)
November 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
Dr. Ron Lynch was selected as the winner of the 2013 Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Education.
The Furrow Awards are the primary vehicle for peer recognition of outstanding achievements in education at the College of Medicine. Vernon Furrow was a principal in Payless Cashways. After his death, Dr. Virginia Furrow, a former member of our Department of Pediatrics, donated funds to the College in his memory to honor excellence and innovation in medical education.
September 18, 2013 (All day)
Tom Pannabecker (Department of Physiology, University of Arizona) and Anita Layton (Department of Mathematics, Duke University ) have received an award of $1.39 million, funded for four years jointly by the NSF and NIH for a "Collaborative Research: Comparative Study of Desert and Non-desert Rodent Kidneys" project. The project is to investigate how peristaltic contractions of the renal pelvis influence epithelial transport and dynamics in the Munich-Wistar rat and kangaroo rat kidneys.
August 7, 2013 (All day)
The UA's Erika Eggers has received an Innovative Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to identify the early mechanisms of diabetic retinal damage.
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