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Physiology Department

The Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to quality in research, graduate and postdoctoral training and medical education. The research interests of our faculty are broadly based, with strong programs in cardiovascular physiology, renal physiology, respiratory physiology, physiological genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and computational biology. Read more about the Department of Physiology

Education

Learn more about our PhD Program in Physiology.

We are currently accepting applications for our Master's in Medical Physiology Program.

Recent Awards

The department of physiology would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following department members:

Shauna Rasmussen, 5th year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Aron Geurts, for winning the 26th Annual Graduate School Poster Session with her poster titled Utilization of immune compromised rats for allogeneic rat hepatocyte transplant model.

Dr. Justine Abais-Battad, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Dave Mattson, for winning the 26th Annual Graduate School Poster Session with her poster titled Influence of Parental Dietary Protein Source on Dahl Salt-Sensitive Hypertension and Renal Disease.

Dr. Abais-Battad also received the $1,000 Edward J. Lennon, MD Award for an Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher for 2016.

Maria Angeles Baker, graduate student in Dr. Liang's lab, for successful defense of her thesis entitled miR-192-5p in the Kidney is Protective against the Development of Hypertension.

Three medical students who spent the summer conducting research in the labs of several physiology faculty received awards for their posters:

  • 6th place: Scott Sandy, mentored by Dr. Geurts, poster titled CRISPR/Cas9 ex vivo gene editing of rat primary hepatocytes as a potential therapeutic model for genetic disease.
     
  • 7th place: Kristen Winsor, mentored by Dr. Staruschenko, poster titled Atrial Natriuretic Peptide knockout exacerbates renal and cardiac damage in salt sensitive hypertension.
     
  • Tied for 10th: Sophie Miller, mentored by Dr. Kriegel, poster titled The Mechanistic Role of miR-21-5p and PPAR in CKD-Related NAFLD and Dyslipidemia.

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Physiology Seminar "Inflammation by Design: Can transcriptional redox switches be regulated?" May 2

05-02-20188:30 AM  - 9:30 AMPhysiology Conference Room, Basic Science Building, 576

Marcelo Bonini, PhD Associate Professor Medicine, Endocrinology "Inflammation by Design: Can transcriptional redox switches be regulated?"

Physiology Seminar Student Choice Speaker “Cardiorespiratory Coupling in Health and Disease” May 10

05-10-20183:00 PM  - 4:00 PMHRC Auditorium

Physiology Department Student Choice Speaker. Jan-Marino (Nino) Ramirez, PhD, Director, Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, presents “Cardiorespiratory Coupling in Health and Disease”

Physiology Seminar “miR-29 Contributes to Normal Endothelial Function and Can Restore it in Cardiometabolic Disorders” May 16

05-16-20188:30 AM  - 9:30 AMPhysiology Conference Room, BSB 576

David Jensen, Graduate Student – Liang Lab, presents “miR-29 Contributes to Normal Endothelial Function and Can Restore it in Cardiometabolic Disorders”

Physiology Seminar “Propofol-induced neurotoxicity during development: mitochondrial pathways and characterization of a clinically relevant human model” May 30

05-30-20188:30 AM  - 9:30 AMPhysiology Conference Room, BSB 576

Sarah Logan, Graduate Student – Bai Lab, presents “Propofol-induced neurotoxicity during development: mitochondrial pathways and characterization of a clinically relevant human model”

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Department of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8266 | physiology@mcw.edu

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