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The discipline of physiology is uniquely positioned among the biomedical sciences to span the gulf between exploring the most fundamental aspects of biology and the most practical and applied problems of human and animal health. Faculty in the Physiology Department at Michigan State University work to understand how the vast array of molecular and cellular events successfully integrate to define the phenomenon of human existence.


The Physiology Department Mission:

1) Identify factors and molecules that promote health and disease.

2) Understand mechanisms of disease progression.

3) Improve overall human and animal health through identification of novel therapeutic targets and treatments.

4) Train future scientists in state of the art physiology concepts & approaches.



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Physiology News

Can Mice Mimic Human Breast Cancer? MSU Study Says "Yes"

Dr. Eran Andrechek was featured in a story on MSU Today. Click here for full story.


Great Teaching Leaves A Mark

Dr. Shirley Siew was featured in an article on the College of Osteopathic Medicine website. Click here for full story.


AACR Award

Sean Misek, an undergraduate student in Dr. Kathy Gallo's lab, won 2nd place for his poster at the AACR meeting. Click here for full story.


Faculty Retirements

Congratulations to Dr. Harvey Sparks and Dr. Steve Heidemann on their retirement! Both Dr. Sparks and Dr. Heidemann were with the Department of Physiology for 36 years.


Physiology Calendar