Cellular and Integrative Physiology from Molecules to Man

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Most faculty members in the department maintain active laboratories with extramurally-funded research programs. During the 2014-15 fiscal year, extramural research funding in the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology totaled $4,545,096.

Ongoing research in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology encompasses a variety of fields, including cardiovascular physiology (cellular cardiac electrophysiology, microvascular reactivity & permeability, and cardiovascular neuroscience including neural control of circulation), renal physiology (ion transport, mesangial cell function, neural control of volume homeostasis, renal microcirculation, mechanisms of cell injury & repair, effects of sex and puberty on renal disease progression), reproductive endocrinology and sensory physiology (cardio-pulmonary chemoreceptors, visual physiology). Several laboratories focus on patho-physiological mechanisms associated with disease —e.g., acute renal failure, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, and hypertension.