Physiology is the study of how biological systems perform their functions to maintain the steady-state internal environment of living organisms. We can study these processes at the genetic, cellular, organ system or whole-animal level. Our departmental name reflects the increasing application of molecular biology techniques in the understanding of physiological function. Understanding the basic concepts of physiological control of organ systems in the human body is key to identifying regulatory processes during organ dysfunction and disease states which, in turn, may elucidate a novel approach in therapeutic intervention.
Faculty members of the Department of Physiology maintain active research programs covering a wide range of topics with emphasis on:
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology is committed to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the physiological sciences through the support of basic research and the training of new biomedical scientists in its physiology graduate program. This department has a strong commitment to the continued development and expansion of interactive research programs including cell and molecular biology that are nationally and internationally competitive. The emphasis on maintaining a strong reputation in research serves to ensure a stimulating and nurturing environment for producing the next generation of well-trained and highly competitive biomedical scientists who are dedicated to obtaining a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. Our integrative approach allows for an in-depth understanding of relevant biomedical issues of clinical importance at the molecular, cellular, organ, and whole-body levels.
We are now accepting applications for the 2013/14 academic year. If you are interested in learning more about our Physiology Ph.D. program for the 2013/14 academic year, please click the "Apply Here" button to go directly to our preliminary graduate program application.
The Spring 2013 Seminar Series schedule is now available. Please click HERE for the schedule.
February 6 - Spring Seminar Series: Dr. Hideaki Hozumi
February 11 - LSU Holiday, Mardi Gras
February 20 - Spring Seminar Series: Dr. Mohammad Kiani
February 27 - Spring Seminar Series: Dr. Michelle Arnold
Contact us for information on our Physiology Graduate Program, Graduate School Biomedical Sciences Program,
PHD Biomedical Sciences Program, Cell and Molecular Biology Program
and Graduate School Physiology Program.
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