Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Welcome to the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. Within the welcoming, supportive and collaborative community in our department, we are pursuing answers to fundamental questions in physiology as well as the mechanisms of human diseases that occur when normal physiology is disrupted. While we are proud of our ranking as the #1 NIH funded physiology department in the country, we are prouder of the impact our scientists have on their fields through ground-breaking research, education, and service. Our academic and training programs for undergraduate and graduate (PhD and MS) students, and postdoctoral fellows are focused on developing future leaders in science and medicine through engaged mentorship and a strong focus on personalized career development.

We invite you to read the latest edition of our department newsletter "Physiology Matters"(link is external). Inside you will learn more about some of the wonderful people in our department and some of our most recent accomplishments.

In an effort to protect the health of our community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in cooperation with UM leadership, our department is exclusively carrying out critical laboratory research activities, carrying out most of our education and outreach activities online.  We will continue to review the situation in light of government and University guidance. 

Please continue to support each other, making use of the various mechanisms established for safe in person or virtual interactions as appropriate.


January 28, 2022

Dr. Christian Burgess named Director of U-M Neuroscience Innovators

Forum Welcomes New Leadership, New Name

Effective January 18, 2022, Christian Burgess, Ph.D., assumes the Director of the U-M Neuroscience Innovators, formerly the Kavli Neuroscience Innovators. The Kavil Group is a forum initiated by early-career scientists to foster collaborative and innovative research across U-M’s neuroscience