The Division of Physiology is part of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Its chief teaching function is to coordinate the main course in physiology for first year medical students. The Division also makes a major contribution to graduate teaching through the Biomedical Sciences and Bioengineering graduate programs. In addition, the Division has a substantial research program with excellent opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.​

Physiology Seminar

3:00 - 4:00 PM March 1

BRF2, 4103

Jason X.-J. Yuan, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences
The University of Arizona

Endothelial hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-2alpha and endothelial-mesenchymal transition in pulmonary hypertension

Physiology Seminar is held 3:00 - 4:00 PM the first three Wednesdays of every month in the Biomedical Research Facility 2 Building, Room 4103. 

Check the Seminar page for the winter quarter schedule. 

Physiology Journal Club

4:00 - 5:00 PM March 1

BRF2, 1104

Esteban Moya, PhD, will present Wilson and Teppema, 2016.  "Integration of Central and Peripheral Respiratory Chemoreflexes." Please note the journal club will meet the first, rather than the second, Wednesday in March due to the CPGLO Summit March 6-7.

The Physiology Journal Club is held 4:00 - 5:00 PM the second Wednesday of every month following the Division of Physiology Seminar in Biomedical Research Facility 2 Building, Room 1104

Check the Journal Club Wikispaces page for the latest information. 

CPGLO Summit

Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen (CPGLO) Summit 

March 6-7, 2017

Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the UC San Diego School of Medicine

Please register for CPGLO Summit events by February 17, 2017.  View the schedule here.

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is hosting their Retreat March 3 - 4, 2017. Please view the PCCSM Retreat Brochure for more details.

About the UCSD School of Medicine

The UCSD Medical School is unusual in that there are almost no preclinical departments per se (an exception is the Department of Pharmacology). Specifically there is no department of physiology. One of the main advantages of this arrangement is that there are very close links between preclinical and clinical teaching. Faculty engaged in physiology can be found in several departments though most are in the Department of Medicine.