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Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Welcome to the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Our mission is to maintain the highest possible level of productivity and excellence in research, education and service.

Our researchers use integrative approaches to study cardiovascular, renal, neuroendocrine and metabolic systems in health and in diseases. The department enjoys strong extramural research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and other professional organizations.

The department trains undergraduate, medical, dental and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows. The PhD program emphasizes research that integrates physiology with genetics, molecular and cellular biology.

Our faculty and graduates have served as leaders in the AHA and the Council on Hypertension, the NIH, the American Physiological Society, the International Society of Hypertension and the Inter-American Society of Hypertension.

The department has a long, proud history of achievements. We invite you to learn more about us through our newsletter and archives.

Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar Series

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics and the Cardiovascular Renal Research Center Present the Seminar:

Circadian Control of Na Handling: Lessons from Rats and Mice

Dr. David Pollock
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Where: CW106

For more information, call Courtney Graham at (601) 984-1820.


Congratulations to Dr. Jussara do Carmo, Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics! Her article "Impact of Leptin Deficiency Compared to Neuronal Specific Leptin Receptor Deletion on Cardiometabolic Regulation" was chosen as part for APSselect- a collection of recent, excellent physiological research. She has also received an NIH R01 grant to study long-term consequences of parental obesity. Congratulations again to Dr. do Carmo and the lab of Dr. John Hall.

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Alexander, this year's Distinguished Alumni