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Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics

About the Department

The Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics at the University of Florida is a balanced department with faculty expertise in both cellular and molecular techniques, plus organ physiology techniques. Each […]

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About the Department

The Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics at the University of Florida is a balanced department with faculty expertise in both cellular and molecular techniques, plus organ physiology techniques. Each faculty member has an active laboratory, and new students who have not chosen an advisor have the opportunity to rotate through different laboratories during their first year to become familiar with the thought and technology of the various labs in the department.

Physiology is the study of the mechanisms of the normal functioning of the cells and organs of the body. Although traditionally Physiology was parceled into the study of various organs, research today ranges from cellular and molecular physiology to whole-animal and human physiology.

In addition to on-campus graduate studies in Physiology and Functional Genomics, we also offer distance-learning courses toward a certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology. For more information, please see:  UF Medical Physiology Course Online.

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News and Awards

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Congratulations to Hassan Ashraf and James Fleming!

At the College of Medicine’s Celebration of Research Poster Event this spring, Hassan Ashraf and James Fleming (both medical students in the Class of 2018) each received a Lawrence M. […]

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Baylis!

Chris Baylis, PhD, Professor and Director of the UF Hypertension Center, has received the Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented this month at the Council […]

Welcome to new faculty members!

Our department is pleased to welcome three new faculty members: Karyn Esser, PhD, Professor and Assistant Program Director of the Institute of Myology Jaya P. Kolli, MD, Lecturer in Physiology […]