Department of Physiology at Emory UniversityAtlanta, Georgia - United States
The Department of Physiology at Emory University is dedicated to the use of contemporary methods to examine some of the important questions of modern physiology. The Department has two major areas of research concentration: neurophysiology and cellular and molecular physiology. This emphasis is reflected both in the research programs of individual faculty members as well as in three interdepartmental research initiatives sponsored by the Department. These research initiatives are in cell and molecular signaling, spinal cord neurophysiology, and biophysics and quantitative biology. The Department is strongly committed to fostering such interdepartmental and multidisciplinary programs that promote the development of research programs and research centers. With 24 full time faculty the Department offers a diverse research environment with many opportunities for scientific interaction and training.
Research in the Department of Physiology emphasizes quantitative studies of the regulatory and control systems of the body. Two areas of particular strength are central nervous system (CNS) mechanisms controlling body function and molecular mechanisms mediating hormone and neurotransmitter action. In the first area, faculty members study the control of blood pressure, respiration, sexual function, and movement (voluntary limb movements, coordi
Since its establishment in 1905 the Department of Physiology has grown to become one of the largest Departments in the University, being home to approximately 100 staff. It makes major contributions to the undergraduate and postgraduate education of students in science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medical lab sciences, nutrition, and physical education. The Department's 20 internationally-recognised research groups are supported