For the latest information regarding current weather advisories, please visit

Department of Physiology


The Department of Physiology's goal is to train independent, creative, productive scholars in the physiological sciences. The department offers programs leading to the Ph.D. degree. A combined M.D./Ph.D. or D.M.D./Ph.D. degree program is available for students who obtain prior or concurrent admission to the Schools of Medicine or Dentistry respectively.

In all programs, extensive experience in the philosophy and performance of basic and biomedical research is stressed. By virtue of their inter-disciplinary training, the department's graduates compete successfully for positions in medical schools, universities, government and industry.



Department of Physiology

 Recent Awards

  • Dr.Adviye Ergul recently received an AHA Health Sciences Fellowship grant entitled “Translational Research in Cardiometabolic Disease”.
  • GRA Cam McCarthy was selected as a finalist for the ASPET CVP Graduate Student Competition at Experimental Biology 2015.
  • Dr. Jessica Filosa was awarded an NIH R01 "Astrocytes regulation of vascular tone: role in hypertension"  
  • Dr. Michael Brands was awarded an NIH Diversity Supplement for his R01 “Mechanisms for Cardiovascular Control Early in Diabetes”
  • Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele was awarded a DiaComp Pilot & Feasibility project, 14GHSU1424, "PTP1B, a Potential New Therapeutic Target for Diabetic Vascular Complications".
  • Dr. Clinton Webb was awarded a DiaComp Pilot & Feasibility project, 14GHSU1435, "Chromatin protein HMGB1 triggers endothelial dysfunction in diabetes via TLR4".
  • GRA Cam McCarthy and MD/PhD student Trevor Hardigan each won an International Society of Hypertension (ISH) New Investigator Committee Oral Presentation Award at the ISH New Investigator Symposium on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease.
  • MD/PhD student Trevor Hardigan won the American Heart Association Annual High Blood Pressure Research Conference New Investigator Award





Loading Events...


Seminar Schedule

Thursday, 9 am

Physiology Seminar Schedule


Physiology Highlights:

Chairman R. Clinton Webb discusses why he came to MCG. ...more

Dr. Virendra B. Mahesh, Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Physiology and Endocrinology and Robert B Greenblatt Professor Emeritus of Endocrinology at GRU, discusses how to have a productive academic career:


Faculty Positions Available:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Pos# 1123, Req. # 6024. Please visit to view the job description and apply for the position.  For further information you may contact Dr. Ruth Harris at .


Transparent Panel for Emergency Use