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The discipline of physiology is uniquely positioned among the biomedical sciences to span the gulf between exploring the most fundamental aspects of biology and the most practical and applied problems of human and animal health. Faculty in the Physiology Department at Michigan State University work to understand how the vast array of molecular and cellular events successfully integrate to define the phenomenon of human existence.


The Physiology Department Mission:

1) Identify factors and molecules that promote health and disease.

2) Understand mechanisms of disease progression.

3) Improve overall human and animal health through identification of novel therapeutic targets and treatments.

4) Train future scientists in state of the art physiology concepts & approaches.



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Physiology News

Spinal Cord Work is Unexpected Shocker: 'This is a breakthrough'

Susan Harkema, a Physiology graduate, was featured in an article on Click here for story and video.


Undergraduate Students Win Awards

Bhanu Swamy and Jeff cross have received the MSU Outstanding Senior Award. This is a campus wide honor held only for the very best graduating seniors. They will be honored at a reception and at commencement, and will be featured in an article in the State News.


APS Respiration Section Research Recognition Award

Dual DO/PhD student MyTrang Dang from Dr. Uhal's lab is the recipient of the Respiration Section Research Recognition Award from APS.


CNS Meritorious Faculty Award

Dr. Steve Heidemann is the recipient of the College of Natural Science Alumni Association 2014 Meritorious Faculty Award. He was nominated by Tyler Trahan.

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