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The Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio is renowned for its seminal contributions in many scientific areas including cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and the physiological basis of aging. Using sophisticated genetic and molecular tools, our scientists are unraveling the fundamental mechanisms that underlie tissue and cellular physiology; and how these processes are compromised in injury and disease.


Congratulations Dr. Martin Paukert!

Congratulations Dr. Martin Paukert! Dr. Paukert was awarded a grant from the UT BRAIN seed grant for his work entitled, "Brain Circuit Function and Locus Coeruleus". Way to go!

Congratulations Dr. Mike Beckstead!

Congratulations Dr. Mike Beckstead! Dr. Beckstead was awarded a grant from the UT BRAIN seed grant program for his work entitled,
Translatability of rodent dopaminergic neuron studies to the primate brain.

Congratulations Sarah Branch!

Sarah Branch from Dr. Beckstead's lab, won the Guarino Award for academic excellence for a Masters student! Way to go Sarah!

Physiology Spotlight

  • "Although day-to-day work may be long and difficult, it is very satisfying to see the mysteries of biology revealed before you." -Steven Farnsworth