UCSD Division of Physiology


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

Physiology Seminars

Physiology seminars areheld on Mondays from 3:00- 4:00PM (** unless otherwise noted)

Monday, May 13

MET Room 120.27 (Map)

Katja Lamia, PhD

Chronobiology of Metabolism
Reference Articles:
Jordan et al., Jul 2017
Peek et al., Jan 2017

Monday, May 20

BRF Room 4103 (Map)

Göran Hedenstierna, MD

Gas Exchange Impairment During Anesthesia
Reference Articles:
Hedenstierna et al., Mar 2019
Derosa et al, Sep 2013

Thursday, May 30

Martin Johnson House, SIO (Map)

Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD

Regulation of Oxygen Homeostasis by Hypoxia-Inducible Factors
Reference Articles:
Nam et al., Feb 2019
Tashi et al., Feb 2019
Shimoda et al., Feb 2019
Robert Roach, Feb 2019
Invited speaker for the Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen (CPGLO) Summit,

Check the Seminar Schedule page for the full quarterly schedule. 


Recent Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Peter Wagner, MD, for being selected as the 2019 Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Awardee!
Peter D Wagner, MD
The Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award honors a member of the American Physiological Society who is judged to have made outstanding contributions to physiological research and demonstrated dedication and commitment to excellence in training of young physiologists.

Recent Student Awards

​​Congratulations go out to undergraduate student Wanjun Gu in Dr Tatum Simonson's lab, who is a UCSD Triton Research & Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) award winner for Spring 2019. Congrats Wanjun!

CPGLO Summit! May 30, 2019

​The Fourth Annual Center for Physiological Genomics of Low Oxygen (CPGLO) Summit will be held Thursday, May 30th, 2019, at the Martin Johnson House at Scripps Institute of Oceanography (Map).

See the CPGLO website for more details and contact information.