Dr. Nick Delamere, Physiology Department Head and 2009-2010 President of The Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, speaks at the keynote session of the 2010 ARVO Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 Dr. Michael Daines, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine has been awarded $ 1.8 million by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the role of Alternaria Proteases and Protease Defenses in Asthma.

Physiology course 415-The Physiology of Mind-Body Interactions taught by Dr. Ann Baldwin will be offered for its 2nd semester in Spring 2015. Follow the link below for an informational video about the class.

Heddwen Brooks, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Bio5 Institute, was selected as a 2010 Institute Fellow for the UA Academic Leadership Institute.  Selected faculty will partner with the UA ADVANCE program and the internationally recognized Center for Creative Leadership to network with campus, business, and community leaders.

Congratulations to Hilary Wakefield, Ph.D. candidate in Physiological Sciences.  Hilary won the best presenter award for her poster Prenatal nicotine exposure and intrinsic properties of neonatal hyoglossal motor neurons at the 2010 Motoneuron Meeting in Paris, France. Hilary works in the research labs of Physiology professors Dr. Fuglevand and Dr. Fregosi.

Physiology Undergraduate Convocation

Date: December 19, 2014

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Stevie Eller Dance Theater

Dr. Delamere and the Department of Physiology, is extremely proud to announce that Jessica Soltys, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Physiology, has been accepted into the doctoral program in English and Applied Linguistics at The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Congratulations Jessica!

Jessica Soltys




NAEVR and ARVO Represented by Young Investigators at the Rally for Medical Research Advocacy Day 2014


On September 18, as Congress was acting on a Continuing Resolution  to fund the government in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, hundreds of medical researchers visited Capitol Hill offices to voice their concern about National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding during Rally for Medical Research Advocacy Day 2014.

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NAEVR representative Adiv Johnson, Ph.D. with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. at a pre-Advocacy Day reception

NAEVR representative Adiv Johnson, PhD. with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., PhD. at a pre-Advocacy Day reception.

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Dr. Ralph Fregosi, Professor of Physiology at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine, and Dr. Richard Levine, co-Principal Investigator and Professor of Neuroscience, have been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to study the chronic nicotine and synaptic transmission in brainstem respiratory neurons.

Congratulations Barrett Howellfor being awarded as one of the scholars.  Barrett Howellfor, who graduated with a degree in Physiology last winter (2009) and was our Physiology Wildcat Award winner.  He is currently a first-year medical student here at the University of Arizona medical school. more>>>

CONGRATULATIONS to researchers who were awarded grants from the Sarver Heart Center!

Heddwen Brooks, PhD and John Konhilas, PhD
The John T and Janet K Billington Research Award for Heart Disease in Women, $15,000
Inflammation and its role in increasing cardiovascular and kidney disease in women

Jim Gillard, MD (Dr. Jeff Walkers Lab)
The William and Dorothy Bramble Shaftner Endowment for Heart Research, $10,000
Expanding the utility of troponin as a biomarker of cardiovascular disease

The American Physiological Society Renal Section has elected Heddwen Brooks, Ph.D. as the Chair for 2011-2014.