Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Welcome to the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. Within the welcoming, supportive and collaborative community in our department, we are pursuing answers to fundamental questions in physiology as well as the mechanisms of human diseases that occur when normal physiology is disrupted. While we are proud of our ranking as the #1 NIH funded physiology department in the country, we are prouder of the impact our scientists have on their fields through ground-breaking research, education, and service. Our academic and training programs for undergraduate and graduate (PhD and MS) students, and postdoctoral fellows are focused on developing future leaders in science and medicine through engaged mentorship and a strong focus on personalized career development.

We invite you to read the latest edition of our department newsletter "Physiology Matters"(link is external). Inside you will learn more about some of the wonderful people in our department and some of our most recent accomplishments.


June 19, 2024

Dr. Longhua Guo named a 2024 Pew Scholar

Congrats to Dr. Longhua Guo for being named a 2024 Pew Scholar to support his research on the molecular and cellular processes that reverse tissue aging. The Guo lab studies freshwater flatworms called planaria are extremely long-lived and famed for the ability to regenerate missing body parts after injury, an ability that arises from the
Christi Gendron on TEDX
May 18, 2024

Dr. Christi Gendron gave a TEDX talk on her research in Jacksonville Florida

Earlier this year, Dr. Christi Gendron gave a TEDX talk on her research in Jacksonville Florida. Her talk was then selected this month to be featured on the main TED site (they only select about 40-50 of the tens of 1000s of TEDx talks each year to feature on the site). In her TED talk, she explores how environmental cues like temperature, light