The Department of Physiology characterizes itself by conducting research in the following areas: neurophysiology, cell and molecular physiology, genetics, exercise physiology, cardiovascular research, membrane physiology and biophysics. Research in the department ranges from the cellular and molecular to the organ and system level physiology to unravel the mechanisms of brain and nerve development, learning and memory, cellular communication, membrane function, hormone action, synaptic transmission, and vascular function. In doing so, they are helping to uncover the causes and mechanisms of human disease, including asthma, heart failure, hypertension, infertility, and diabetes. In addition, research conducted by our faculty and students will contribute to understand the basis of drug addiction, spinal cord injury, and aging. For more information visit:

Web Page: http://md.rcm.upr.edu/physiology/