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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.


Dr. Paukert receives an award

Dr. Paukert was awarded a Rising Stars award! Congratulations Dr. Paukert!

Congratulations Dr. Jie Zhang!

Dr. Jie Zhang has been selected as the recipient of the Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award! Congratulations Dr. Zhang!

Congratulations Rosa Mino!

Rosa Mino has been selected as the recipient of the Graduate Student Travel Award! Congratulations Rosa!

Physiology Spotlight


    Kelly Grimes’ dissertation defense has been scheduled for Friday, October 9 at 2:30pm in room 209L.  Kelly works with Dr. Shelley Buffenstein and Dr. Jim Nelson.  Her dissertation is titled "Sustained and Protected Cardiac Form and Function in the Naked Mole-rat, the Longest-lived Rodent".  Please plan to attend and show your support for Kelly!