The Department of Physiology's goal is to train independent, creative, productive scholars in the physiological sciences. The department offers programs leading to the PhD degree. A combined MD/PhD or DMD/PhD degree program is available for students who obtain prior or concurrent admission to the Schools of Medicine or Dentistry respectively.
In all programs, extensive experience in the philosophy and performance of basic and biomedical research is stressed. By virtue of their inter-disciplinary training, the department's graduates compete successfully for positions in medical schools, universities, government and industry.
Department of Physiology
Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a medical resident in Dr. Webb's lab, won a travel award and had her abstract selected to be part of the "Oral Presentation by Young Investigators" at the Shock Society 2018 Annual Meeting.
Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a medical resident in Dr. Webb's lab, received first place from the William H. Moretz Surgical Society, Douglas A. Rives, MD, Resident Research Awards.
Dr. Sullivan received the American Journal of Hypertension's John Laragh Research Award.
Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a medical resident in Dr. Webb's lab, received the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Resident of the Year Award.
Alec Davila, a MD/PhD student in Dr. Bagi's lab, received an APS Minority Travel Fellowship Award to attend the Experimental Biology (EB) 2018.
Stephanie Christianson, a graduate student in Dr. Bagi's lab,received the Microcirculatory Society 2018 Zweifach Student Travel Award.
Welcome Dr. Bagi to our team!
Cameron McCarthy a postdoctoral fellow and Amel Komic a medical resident in Dr. Webb's lab, received 2018 American Physiological Society-Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Awards.
Under Dr. Webb's leadership, the Department of Physiology has donated toys to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia for eighteen years in a row. This year, our department donated over thirty toys to the Children's hospital. Dr. Webb used to don a Santa cap and a member of his lab would dress up as an elf and bring the toys down to the Children’s Hospital. The garb may have changed over the years, however the generosity of his team has not. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Drs. Bollag, Brands, Payne, and Wang were selected for 2017 Medical College of Georgia Exemplary Teaching Awards.
Dr. Webb featured on WBJF Channel 6's the Jennie Show.