About Us

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, renal and respiratory physiology, physiological genomics, proteomics and computational biology. The research programs in this department are multidisciplinary in nature and our program has strong associations with researchers of other basic science and clinical departments. The department is tightly integrated with several Research Centers on the MCW campus:

There is a long history of quality graduate education in the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Our graduates are successful scientists in universities, pharmaceutical companies and government. The size of our program encourages the development of close working relationships between students and faculty. In addition, every effort is made to optimize and tailor our training programs to meet individual student needs in preparation for successful careers.

Administrative Staff

Jane Brennan-Nelson
Department Administrator
(414) 955-8722 | jbrennan@mcw.edu

Tina Pearson
Financial Assistant II
(414) 955-4932 | tpearson@mcw.edu

Ellie Bradish
Administrative Assistant, Sr.
(414) 955-8277 | ebradish@mcw.edu

Kristin Nord
Research Program Coordinator II
(414) 955-8716 | knord@mcw.edu

Allison MacArthur
Sr. Executive Assistant to Dr. Raul Urrutia & Kim Garman
Genomic Sciences & Precision Medicine Center
(414) 955-4532 | amacarthur@mcw.edu