• From Genes, To Molecules, To Organisms

    From Genes, To Molecules, To Organisms

    The research spans the range of genetic regulation to integrative organ system function.

  • Photo Courtesy of Dr. Gao's Lab

    Photo Courtesy of Dr. Gao's Lab

    Mature rat islet showing alpha-cell (red) and beta-cells (green)

  • Photo Courtesy of Dr. Mishra's Lab

    Photo Courtesy of Dr. Mishra's Lab

    JC-1 staining for mtΔΨ in HL1 cardiomyocyte

  • Photo Courtesy of Drs. Zucker/Wang's Lab

    Photo Courtesy of Drs. Zucker/Wang's Lab

    Triple staining of the T1 dorsal horn of the spinal cord for TRPV1, Substance P and IB4 proteins

Physiology - it's the way living things function

Physiology is one of the oldest disciplines of the basic biomedical sciences. The goal of physiological research is to understand the integrative function of living organisms from the level of molecules through to the whole organism. While research often involves the use of animals, there's a whole new body of research that also involves molecular biology, biochemistry, cell and organ culture, biophysical techniques, pharmacology, and physiological genomics. Through the use of this range of techniques, physiologists seek to understand the integration of mechanisms to achieve homeostasis from the molecular level to the whole organism, be it human or animal.