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 Seminar

May 3 Seminar

 Laura Crotty-Alexander, MD

UC San Diego, Division of Pulmonary, Critical, and Sleep Medicine

The role of HIF-1alpha and -2alpha in pulmonary endothelial cells in asthma

Physiology Seminar is held 3:00 - 4:00 PM the first three Wednesdays of every month in the Biomedical Research Facility 2 Building, Room 4103. 

Check the Seminar page for the winter quarter schedule. 

Physiology Journal Club

4:00 - 5:00 PM May 10

BRF2, 1104


The Physiology Journal Club is held 4:00 - 5:00 PM the second Wednesday of every month following the Division of Physiology Seminar in Biomedical Research Facility 2 Building, Room 1104

Check the Journal Club Wikispaces page for the latest information. 

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.