(S) Cardiovascular Physiology (3)
The cardiovascular system in mammals. Coronary circulation, myocardial oxygen consumption, and cardiac arrhythmias.
Merrill. Offered in even-numbered years.
(F) Exercise Physiology (4)
Physiological responses associated with acute exercise stress; effects of repeated exercise training. Control mechanisms. Laboratory involves students making measurements of themselves at rest and during exercise; experiments utilizing animals to demonstrate muscle-neural and endocrine functions during exercise.
Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 16:761:501. Offered in alternate years.
Physiology and Biophysics Journal Club (1)
A departmental journal club holds its meetings weekly during the
(F) Molecular Basis of Physiology (3)
Cell signaling mechanisms, molecular basis of physiology and genetic
diseases, and related methodologies used in modern physiological
research. Membrane excitability and electrophysiology, Ca signaling and
cardiovascular function, nuclear receptors and endocrinology,
bioenergetics and cell homeostasis, and molecular basis of genetic
(F) Optical Microscopy and Cell Imaging (3)
Basic concepts of light microscopy and advanced techniques relevant to
modern cell and molecular biology. Hands-on experience with
state-of-the-art equipment for optical imaging. Light microscopy,
epi-fluorescent and confocal microscopy, and computerized image
(F) Physiological Basis of Diseases (3)
Systems physiology and disease. Cardiovascular, skeletal muscle,
pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems in the context
of normal function, as well as the effect and consequences of
representative pathophysiological conditions within these systems.
Advanced Studies in Physiology and Integrative Biology (BA,BA)
Research literature review or independent reading.
Research in Physiology and Integrative Biology (BA,BA)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.