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Welcome to the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology (MCP).
Our goal is to advance the field of physiology by performing innovative biomedical research and providing our students with a challenging and supportive environment.

What defines physiology as a discipline? Looking into science laboratories at the College of Medicine, you will find many that look similar. Virtually all biomedical researchers use the modern tools of molecular and cell biology to explore questions about life. But it's the question—not the tool for answering it—that defines a physiologist. Physiologists are curious about the ability of molecules to contribute to cell function, the ability of cells to contribute to tissue function, and the ability of tissues to affect organismal function. Physiology is the science that integrates simple mechanisms into complex systems.

Faculty Search in Systems Biology—MCP is seeking investigators with innovative interdisciplinary approaches to address important basic and/or biomedical problems. Read More

Latest News
December 4, 2013
Mackenzie Lab uncovers novel features of ferroportin, a cellular iron-export protein, in a paper published today
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October 18, 2013
Ali Shawki recognized with OPS Peter Lauf Award
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October 15, 2013
Judith Heiny shares in grant to study "turbocharger effect" in skeletal muscle
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October 15, 2013
Melinda Engevik takes first prize at UC CoM Graduate Student Research Forum
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October 30, 2012
Amy Engevik and Kim Sun Wook awarded the OPS Peter Lauf Award
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MCP Highlights
July 14, 2014—Robert Highsmith, PhD, has agreed to serve as Interim Chair of the Departments of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics effective September 1, 2014.


June 5, 2014—Marshall Montrose, PhD, has been appointed as UC Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, effective September 1, 2014.

Academic Programs
PhD Program in Systems Biology & Physiology
Special Master's Program (SMP)óMS in Physiology
Seminars and Conferences
Undergraduate Research
Commemorative Awards
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