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
Mature rat islet showing alpha-cell (red) and beta-cells (green)
Photo Courtesy of Dr. Mishra's Lab
JC-1 staining for mtΔΨ in HL1 cardiomyocyte
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.