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

T32 for IBP!

The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology was awarded new NIH Training Grant!  Title: Inclusive Excellence Training Program in the Systems Biology of Cardiovascular Inflammation

Introducing Dr. Caroline Rowe

The Department of Integrative Biology is excited to introduce Dr. Caroline Rowe as an Assistant Professor and will join  our anatomy teaching faculty.  Caroline received her BS and her PhD in Anthropology here at the University of Minnesota.