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
Drs. Filosa, Sullivan, and Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a medical resident in Dr. Webb's lab, were featured in the Dean's Diary.
Dr. Ergul is the second Augusta University faculty member to receive a Senior Research Career Scientist Award.
Patricia Martinez-Quinones, a medical resident in Dr. Webb's lab, is being honored with the Diversity Enhancement Award at the 2018 Shock Conference.
Dr. Webb has been honored with the American Heart Association's highest award, the 2018 Novartis Award for Hypertension Research from the AHA's Council for High Blood Pressure Research.
Dr. Sullivan was selected as the Mid-Careerr Awardee for the Hypertension Council.
Congratulations to Drs. Trevor Hardigan and Becca Ward on their recent graduation!
Marissa Seamon, a graduate student in Dr. Harris' lab, received the New Investigator Travel Award from the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.
Dr. Hongyi Zhou, a Research Associate in Dr. Chen's lab, received an American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award.
Alec Davila, a MD/PhD student in Dr. Bagi's lab, received a Predoctoral Fellowship from AHA.
Cameron McCarthy and Ellen Gillis, postdoctoral fellows in Dr. Webb's and Sullivan's lab respectively, received AHA Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 Mini Symposium!