Physiology Research Program
The Master of Science and Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences–Physiology prepares graduates in areas that include cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine and neuroendocrine, reproductive or exercise physiology. In this context, emphasis is placed on an integrative approach for both research and graduate education. As with other program areas, the Biomedical Sciences–Physiology major takes advantage of the latest molecular and cellular techniques to address questions related to human diseases.
Faculty Researchers at NEOMED
Through the Biomedical Sciences-Physiology program, graduate students have the opportunity to work with one of the following faculty researchers at NEOMED:
Yeong-Renn Chen, Ph.D.
Oxygen free radicals, nitric oxide, oxidative postranslational modifications and mitochondrial biology in myocardial infarction.
William Chilian, Ph.D., FAHA, FCVS
Angiogenesis, arteriogenesis, regulation of coronary blood flow, heart failure, stem cells, regenerative medicine.
Christine Crish, Ph.D.
Glaucoma, neurodegeneration, and bone loss in Alzheimer’s disease.
Feng Dong, Ph.D.
Rebecca German, Ph.D.
Biomechanics and evolution of the oropharyngeal system, including dysphagia and respiration.
Priya Raman, Ph.D.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes and obesity; atherosclerosis; leptin; Thrombospondin-1.
Charles Thodeti, Ph.D., FAHA, FCVS
Mechanical control of integrin activation in capillary endothelial cells, signal transduction.
Liya Yin, M.D., Ph.D.
Lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, regulation of coronary circulation, coronary collateral growth, stem cells in cardiovascular regeneration.