About the Department

The mission of the Department of Physiology and Aging is to advance knowledge and discovery of complex systems, while educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals, with the goal of improving health span.


Master’s and Ph.D. Program

Students can earn a Master’s or Ph.D. degree with a concentration in Physiology and Functional Genomics.

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Certificate Program

Students can earn a graduate certificate in Medical Physiology or Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology through our online program.

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Research/Centers and Programs

View exciting research from our faculty!

From Gene Therapy to Muscle Physiology, our faculty are engaging in highly funded groundbreaking research.

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Department faculty

Meet Our Faculty!

Faculty in the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics are engaging in cutting-edge research and using active learning techniques to teach students at all levels of collegiate learning.

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New Techniques in Physiology Fund

Supporting research education at the interface between basic biology and clinical medicine.


Upcoming Events

Conferences and Events

See a list of conferences and events related to the Department of Physiology.

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Seminar Series

recent News and awards

Graduate student Caitlin Baumer-Harrison receives…

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Caitlin Baumer-Harrison, a graduate student completing her Ph.D. training in the Physiology Department, UF College of Medicine, has been awarded an…

Student Khanh Huynh Receives Thomas McDonald Award

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Congratulations to Khanh Huynh, a member of theĀ Medical Student Research Program in the Jones lab who has receivedĀ one of the most prestigious…

UF Leading Way on Fetal Growth, Placenta Research…

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Helen Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, was recently spotlighted on UF Health MedMatters for…

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