UCSD Division of Physiology


The Division of Physiology is part of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Its chief teaching function is to coordinate the main course in physiology for first year medical students. The Division also makes a major contribution to graduate teaching through the Biomedical Sciences and Bioengineering graduate programs. In addition, the Division has a substantial research program with excellent opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.​

Physiology Seminars

Held Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM, (* unless otherwise noted).
BRF2 Room 4103 (Map)

sday, Nov 1

Sue Hopkins, MD, PhD

Departments of Radiology and Medicine,UCSD
Athlete lungs: Bigger and better, or just bigger?

Wednesday, Nov 8

​Mohit Jain, PhD

Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine, UCSD
Mapping human metabolic diversity and its role in disease

Wednesday, Nov 22

​Leo Nogueira, PhD

Department of Medicine, UCSD
Regulation of myogenesis by nitric oxide metabolism

Wednesday, Dec 6

Patricia Jennings, PhD

Department of Chemistry, UCSD

Check the Seminar Schedule page for the quarterly schedule. 

Physiology Journal Club

Held 3:00-4:00 PM on one Wednesday of every month as part of the Physiology Seminar series.
BRF2 Room 4103. (Map)

Wednesday, Oct 18

Julian, CG. (2017) “Epigenomics and Human Adaptation to High Altitude”
Journal of Applied Physiology
Presented by Eli Lawrence and Gigi Yip

Wednesday, Nov 15

Presented by Erica Heinrich, PhD

Check the Seminar Schedule page for the quarterly schedule.

Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen

Please visit the Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen (CPGLO) website for information about our Center.

About the UCSD School of Medicine

The UCSD Medical School is unusual in that there are almost no preclinical departments per se (an exception is the Department of Pharmacology). Specifically there is no department of physiology. One of the main advantages of this arrangement is that there are very close links between preclinical and clinical teaching. Faculty engaged in physiology can be found in several departments though most are in the Department of Medicine.