Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Physiologists study how genes, molecules, cells and organs integrate to produce the intricately woven functions of the whole animal in health, and in response to changes in the environment, including disease.
Santiago Schnell, Interim Chair, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Santiago Schnell, Interim Chair

Welcome to the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. We were one of the first physiology departments in the USA, founded in 1882, and have nurtured generations of physiologists through our research, mentoring, education, and service programs. Our faculty are leaders, evidenced by our ranking as the #1 physiology department for NIH research dollars. In addition, our academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students (PhD and MS) and postdoctoral fellows offer unmatched research training, mentoring and career development.