The Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, is committed to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the physiological sciences through the support of basic research and the training of new biomedical scientists in its physiology graduate program. The department, chaired by D. Neil Granger, PhD, has a strong commitment to the continued development and expansion of interactive research programs including cell and molecular biology that are nationally and internationally competitive. The emphasis on maintaining a strong reputation in research ensures a stimulating and nurturing environment for producing the next generation of well-trained and highly competitive biomedical scientists. Our integrative approach allows for an in-depth clinical understanding of relevant biomedical issues at the molecular, cellular, organ, and whole-body levels.