Our primary Mission is to develop and maintain excellent programs of Research and Teaching in Physiology, an integrative discipline that addresses questions of biological function and disease mechanisms using approaches ranging from molecular to whole-organism levels. 

Our activities are performed in settings of equitable opportunities for all, in accordance with the University of Arizona Strategic Plan. 


COVID Response

The Department of Physiology along with the rest of the University of Arizona welcomed a new beginning in Fall 2021. Most courses on Campus have returned to fully in-person formats, with some courses offered as flex in-person as public safety requires. All in-person classrooms adhere to CDC guidelines. We continue to offer select Live Online and iCourse options for those students who are not yet comfortable returning to in-person classes. Students planning to learn completely remotely/online should enroll in Live Online or iCourses. In-person and flex in-person course formats require some in-person participation and cannot be modified for fully remote learning. Students, staff and faculty should check for updates and guidance on the University's COVID-19 information page. We are happy to welcome you back!



contact our advisors 


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