Welcome to the Department of Physiology
Integrating The Life Sciences From The Genome To Cells To Humans
Physiology By the Numbers
Basic and Translational Science Program
It’s one thing to observe something new, but quite another to turn it into improved treatments that positively impact health. Translational scientists do exactly that—translate science and research into real change.Learn About Our Basic and Translational Science Program
Master's in Medical Physiology (MMP)
The Master’s Program in Medical Physiology at MCW is a one-year program designed for a college graduate looking to strengthen their academic credentials in preparation for applying to U.S. medical schools.Learn About the MMP Program
Our research interests are broadly based, with strong programs in cardiovascular, renal and respiratory physiology, physiological genomics, proteomics and computational biology.Learn About Our Research
PhD Program in Physiology
The Physiology PhD program at MCW is home to one of the top research and training facilities in the nation and is led by prominent scientists in disciplines such as Cardiovascular Physiology, Genetics & Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, and many more. As a student within this program, you will receive unsurpassed mentorship and training, and you’ll also benefit from a highly collaborative environment focused on integrative physiology.Learn About Our PhD Program
Recent NewsSee All News
Department of Physiology Predoctoral T32 Training Grant
April 26, 2023
Matthew Hodges, PhD, professor of physiology, receives highly competitive renewal of a Predoctoral T32 Training Grant.
April 19, 2023
Congratulations to all Physiology PhD students.
Dr. Justin Grobe Awarded a Competitive Renewal of an NIH R01
March 13, 2023
Justin Grobe, PhD, associate professor of physiology and biomedical engineering, has been awarded a competitive renewal of an NIH R01 grant.
Adrian Zietara, Fifth-Year Physiology PhD Student, Wins Winter Paper of the Season Honor
January 5, 2023
Adrian Zietara, a fifth-year student in the physiology doctoral program, won the Winter Paper of the Season award from the School of Graduate Studies for their paper, “Knockout of the Circadian Clock Protein PER1 (Period1) Exacerbates Hypertension and Increases Kidney Injury in Dahl Salt-Sensitive...
Global Biodata Coalition Announces its First Set of Global Core Biodata Resources
December 16, 2022
The Global Biodata Coalition announced its first list of Global Core Biodata Resources. One of the resources selected was the Rat Genome Database, which is led by Anne E. Kwitek, PhD.
A Fresh Perspective on Research
December 7, 2022
MCW graduate student Amanda Marks, who dropped out of school at 16, will defend her doctoral thesis soon.
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226