• 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.

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

PSIO classes will be taught online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
Information on each class and instructions for enrolled students is posted at the course website on D2L.
Students seeking additional information should contact their instructor (except PSIO201/202 students who should contact their TA).
Department of Physiology staff and faculty are working remotely and can be contacted by email or phone.
Research laboratories have suspended or are reducing operations.
Students, staff and faculty should check for updates and guidance on the University's the COVID-19 response at  https://www.arizona.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-information

Nicholas A Delamere, PhD, Department Head

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.


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

Physiology Alum Akshay Syal

From reporting for the Daily Wildcat to researching medical issues for the Dr. Oz Show, Akshay Syal continues to take physiology beyond the bounds of classrooms and clinics.

Recent News

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson Students Given Option for Early Graduation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Mar 30 2020

In coordination with the University of Arizona and College of Medicine – Phoenix, the College of Medicine — Tucson is offering early graduation to the Class of 2020. This option is for qualified students who wish to serve as new physicians to meet the unprecedented health needs that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarver Heart Center Cancels Green Valley Lecture on Heart Rhythm Disorders, March 19
Mar 13 2020

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has canceled its Green Valley Lecture scheduled 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19.

UArizona Cancer Center Appoints Dr. Babiker to Leadership Position
Mar 12 2020

Dr. Hani Babiker, assistant director of early-phase therapeutics and director of phase I clinical trials, is overseeing the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s early-phase clinical trials, seeking to identify novel drugs and treatments for better cancer care.