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
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!
Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Crislip, one of our Graduate Students, who successfully defended.
Dr. Harris received the Augusta University Research Institute 2017 Distinguished Research Award.