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.
Thank you, Dr. Bhalla, for your generosity!
Dr. Bhalla was a Physiology and Endocrinology faculty member under former Chair Dr. Virendra B. Mahesh and generously donated to three departments at Augusta University, the departments of Physiology, Oncology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The Department of Physiology was granted a $50,000 endowment titled “The Mr. Sohrab Modi and Mr. and Mrs. Lal C. Bhalla (Shanti) Endowment Fund” from Dr. Vinod Bhalla. This donation was made in honor of Dr. Bhalla’s mentor and parents. The fund will supplement research expenses and support graduate, MD, and PhD students.
Department of Physiology (2017)
Welcome to our new Department Chair, Dr. David Mattson and his lab personnel!
Drs. Bagi and Filosa have been promoted to Professor.
Congratulations to Ladonya Jackson, a graduate student from Dr. Ergul's lab, who successfully defended!
Shinjini Chowdhury, a first year graduate student in Dr. Bollag's lab, won first prize in the graduate student poster competition during VA Research Week.
Dr. Webb received Fellow status with the American Physiological Society (APS).
Drs. Sullivan's and Bollag's Intramural Grant Program application titled "The Role of Aldosterone in High Fat Diet-Induced Hypertension in Males and Females" was awarded.
Congratulations to Alec Davila, a graduate student in Dr. Bagi's lab, who successfully defended!
Thank you to Dr. Karen Reue from the University of California Los Angeles for being our Greenblatt Lectureship speaker!
Dr. O'Connor received the Medical College of Georgia Distinguished Faculty Award for Basic Science Teaching.
Congratulations to Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a graduate student in Dr. Webb's lab, who successfully defended!
Dr. O'Herron has been awarded a two year R21 grant: "The Physiological Mechanisms and Role in Neural Coding of Functional Hyperemia" from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).Graduate students with 2019 Mahesh Lecturer, Dr. Anil K. Bidani