• Understanding the Eye's 'Plumbing' Could Lead to Future Treatments for Glaucoma, Other Diseases

    A University of Arizona Health Sciences study funded by a $2.3 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute could help to develop future treatments for glaucoma and other diseases.

  • UA Physiology Researcher Receives $2.1M Grant to Study How the Brain Processes Emotion and Social Touch

    New research by Katalin Gothard, MD, PhD, on the brain’s role in determining emotional responses to touch could lead to a better understanding of social and mental disorders.

  • UA Health Sciences Research Identifies Brain Inflammation As Potential Target to Treat Tinnitus

    The discovery by Dr. Shaowen Bao and his colleagues could lead to new treatments to silence tinnitus for millions of sufferers.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Physiology shares in the grief, distress, and outrage over the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and many others who have been targeted by violence. We stand with the protests against these horrific acts. Sadly, these are not the only examples of systemic injustice we have witnessed in recent years. The current state of affairs is unacceptable. The Physiology Department stands strong in our commitment to students, staff, and faculty. Everyone is welcome and will be treated equitably irrespective of nationality, race, gender, or beliefs.

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COVID-19 Response:

PSIO classes will be taught online in Summer Session. (Information for enrolled students is posted on D2L). The University is planning to be open for the Fall 2020 semester. While we do not yet know all the details, PSIO classes will be taught with options for hybrid face-to-face and online learning, under modified conditions, provided that state and local authorities permit it.

Department staff and faculty are working remotely and can be contacted by email or phone. Research laboratories are continuing essential activities. Students, staff and faculty should check for updates and guidance on the University's and the department's COVID-19 response

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Nicholas A Delamere, PhD, Department Head
Department Head, Physiology
Professor, Department of Physiology
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science

Faculty Spotlight

Q&A with Physiology Assistant Professor Paulo Pires, MD

Paulo W. Pires, PhD, joined the Department of Physiology in 2019. He received his PhD from Michigan State University and came to the UArizona from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.


Featurette

Physiology student benefits from Laura and Arch Brown scholarship

Physiology major Julia Valgento, recipient of the Laura and Arch Brown Scholarship, is one of the students featured in the video "Wildcats give back: President Robbins' perspective.


Student and Alumni Spotlight

Co-authorship is Silver Lining for Undergraduate Researcher

As a physiology major and undergraduate researcher, one of Eduardo Gamez’s goal prior to his May 2020 graduation was to finish his Honors College thesis, but the pandemic had other plans.


Recent News

Researchers Prepare First Potential Drug Therapy for Vascular Dementia for Clinical Trials
Sep 16 2020

Dr. Meredith Hay won a $5.7 million grant for clinical trials on a novel peptide therapy that, if successful, would be the first drug to treat vascular dementia – the second most common form of dementia.


UArizona, County Issue Shelter-in-Place Recommendation for Students
Sep 15 2020

UArizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins said the university expected to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, but it has become too much, necessitating a shelter-in-place recommendation similar to what the state faced in the spring.


University, County Work Together at ‘Critical Time’ for COVID-19 Mitigation
Sep 11 2020

Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.