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.

program types

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

AI technique reveals dysfunctional gut microbiome…

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Article authored by Doug Bennett, featuring Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics faculty member Bruce Stevens, Ph.D.

Dr. Karyn Esser, Ph.D. Awarded New R01

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Karyn Esser, Ph.D. was awarded a new R01 (R01AR079220) entitled “Circadian Clock and Muscle Health.”  The overall objective of this grant is to…

Dr. Erica Dale, Ph.D. Receives MBI Career…

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Erica Dale, Ph.D. was awarded a $50,000 MBI Career Accelerator Award to assist with preliminary data acquisition for a R01 application (link). …

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