Undergraduate Majors
Courses Taught
NIH Funding/ Research Faculty
Vision of Excellence
physiology education
Undergraduate Program

The goal of the Human Physiology major is to help students understand the function of the human body by pursuing systematic studies of cells, tissues and organisms.

physiology education
Graduate Program

The PhD Graduate Program in Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) is a unique hybrid of the field of physiology, the cornerstone of biomedical research and medicine, and the rapidly advancing fields of molecular, genetic and cellular biology.

physiology research

The research mission of the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) is dedicated to an integrative systems biology approach to bio-medical discovery. 


Department Head Joe Metzger, PhD

We are a dynamic and growing medical school basic science department that values excellence, innovation, diversity, inclusion and impact as cornerstones to biomedical research and education. We aspire to be the leading research and education physiology program in the country. 

Vision Statement

May 23, 2024
Congratulations to the Ruan and O'Connell labs!  They received American Heart Association IPA grant.  The labs will collaborate to investigate the lineage and function of perivascular fat in HFpEF.

April 20, 2024

Xavier Revelo received a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship (GIA) for his proposal titled "Aging macrophages promote cardiometabolic disease".

Congrats Xavier!