Molecular & Cellular Physiology Graduate Program

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 programs 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.

Contact us to learn more about obtaining a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and other opportunities related to the graduate school physiology program.

Upcoming Events

March 27 - Spring Seminar Series - Speaker: Xinggui Shen, Ph.D., Department of Pathology, LSUHSC - Shreveport

About the Study of Physiology

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:

  • Microvascular Physiology
  • Inflammation
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Stress & Heart Disease
  • Oxidative and Redox Signaling
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  • Endothelial Cell Biology
  • Diabetes Pathophysiology
  • Platelets and Thrombosis
  • Mechanisms of DNA Damage & Repair
  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors