Physiology at the Interface is the website for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) educational program Interfacing Computation and Engineering with Digestive and Metabolic Physiology. The program is hosted by the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Our program provides educational opportunities for mathematics, physics, engineering and computer science students in research areas of interest to the NIDDK mission.
Interfacing Computation and Engineering with Digestive and Metabolic Physiology is designed to train undergraduate students through the Short Term Educational Program (STEP) towards Digestive and Metabolic Physiology, which provides summer fellowships for 12 weeks to work on scientific problems in the laboratory of our program mentors. Our program also funded the development of a graduate course entitled Computational Systems Biology for Physiologists, which is now offer as part of the curriculum of the University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences. This course provides an introduction to the basic computational modeling strategies to investigate physiological processes, and how they are currently employed to study digestive and metabolic diseases. The target population of this course is primarily graduate students, but upper level undergraduate students are able to take it, as well as interested postdoctoral fellows and other research staff.
You can learn more about our program using the navigation menu on the left.
This program is funded by generous support from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (Grant No. R25 DK088752).