Mission Statement

Missions of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Our major goal is to create a research-intensive environment, providing advanced training to undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.


  • Elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of basic biology
  • Understand how the pathological alterations of these processes result in disease


  • Provide the Physiology portions of the integrated medical school curriculum
  • Support education of graduate students in the Biomedical Sciences
  • Train students to receive their PhDs in molecular and cellular Physiology or in Biophysics
  • Mentor the research of MD/PhD students in the Medical Scientist Training Program