Welcome to the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona. The Department is a group of outstanding research scientists, amazing teachers, and incredible support staff. We are one of five basic science departments in the College of Medicine —Tucson. Our research laboratories are known for groundbreaking discoveries, as well as for training the next generation of research scientists. Many undergraduate students get their first research experience by joining one of the research teams in Physiology.

The Department teaches tomorrow’s physicians, graduate students and a great many undergraduates. The Physiology major is one of the most popular choices for UA undergraduates, and is one of only two undergraduate degree programs offered through the College of Medicine.

These are exciting times in our field. Advances in genetic engineering, data handling, image analysis and molecular modeling make it possible to carry out research studies that previously were unimaginable. The Department is a place for the brightest and best minds to make high-impact discoveries that expand scientific knowledge and improve human health. At the same time, we are training students for science, medicine and health-related careers.

The Department serves as an entry point for aspiring scientists. By emphasizing Diversity and Inclusion at every level of our organization, we hope to change the face of physiology and medical science.  

Please enjoy your visit to our website, and come back often to learn about the progress of our many research and educational programs.

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