The Department of Physiology is a key and respected department at WSU. There are 23 faculty within the department, consisting of 16 full-time positions, 2 research, 2 fractional appointments and 3 faculty with administrative responsibilities within the university (Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the WSU Associate Vice President for Research).In addition, there are four postdoctoral scientists and forty two masters/pre-doctoral students.
The department is active in research, teaching and provides service at the school, university and national levels. The faculty, students and staff are housed in 23,000 square feet of space, located primarily in Scott Hall, with some laboratories in the nearby Elliman Clinical Research Building and John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. Strong ties to the WSU Cardiovascular Research Institute, the NIH Perinatology Research Branch and the research division at Henry Ford Health System have contributed to the department’s research strengths in the area of cardiovascular, cellular/molecular, neural, endocrine, renal and respiratory physiology. The teaching mission includes educating first year medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the discipline of physiology. The goals of the department are to continue to advance our knowledge and training of students in physiology through basic research, with strong connections to clinical science and practice.